Skip to main content

Joint Actions

The central implementation mechanism of JPI Oceans is that of Joint Actions. They are formed around topics that fall under JPI Oceans’ thematic scope and contribute to its goals. They are supported by the interest and commitment of several member or associated countries under the leadership of one or co-leadership of several member countries and have developed a concept for implementation, including plans for resourcing, outcomes and impact.

Current Joint Actions


Status

Aquatic Pollutants

In an unprecedented collaboration, the three JPIs on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance, together with European Commission aim to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing society – the presence of pollutants and pathogens in water resources.

    Learn more

    Status

    Blue Bioeconomy

    The BlueBio ERA-Net Cofund is the result of a collaboration between JPI Oceans and the former ERA-NETS COFASP and ERA MBT, consisting of 30 partners from 17 countries and aims to strengthen Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy.

      Learn more

      Status

      Blue Carbon

      The Scoping Action on Blue Carbon is examining how a JPI Oceans Joint Action could address the knowledge gaps in relation to Blue Carbon as a measure for climate mitigation.

      • Scoping

      Learn more

      Status

      Climate Science for Oceans

      In a joint effort with JPI Climate, this action aims to fund research on ocean-climate interactions, to improve climate models and inform climate change adaptation policies in Europe.

        Learn more

        Status

        Ecological Aspects of Microplastics

        The Joint Action Ecological Aspects of Microplastics was launched as one of JPI Oceans’ pilot activities, to study the sources, distribution and impact of microplastics in the marine environment.

          Learn more

          Status

          Food and Nutrition Security

          To foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration and networking in order to accelerate, further characterize and manage the impact of climate change on nutritional make-up of food, and to propose adaptive strategies to secure food and nutrition.

            Learn more

            Status

            Light and Colour in the Ocean

            The Scoping Action on Light and Colour in the Ocean looks into how a JPI Oceans Joint Action could enhance knowledge and understanding of the impacts of lightening and darkening of the ocean through artificial light and turbidity, respectively.

            • Scoping

            Learn more

            Status

            MarTERA - ERA-NET Cofund on Marine Technologies

            MarTERA is an ERA-NET Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 with an overall goal to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in maritime and marine technologies as well as Blue Growth.

              Learn more

              Status

              Munition in the Sea

              The Knowledge Hub on Munition in the Sea constitutes a multi-national expert group which aims to coordinate research and innovation to assess risks, define priorities and suggest intervention options concerning legacy munitions in the marine environment.

                Learn more

                Status

                Ocean Carbon Capacities

                The JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub Ocean Carbon Capacities will address and reduce uncertainties in the understanding of the ocean’s buffering and carbon storage capacities.

                  Learn more

                  Past Joint Actions


                  Status

                  Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining

                  The Joint Action Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining is assessing the long-term impacts of polymetallic nodule mining on the deep-sea environment.

                    Learn more