The European Marine Board (EMB) develops the interface between marine research and marine-maritime policies, and draws up Position Papers on research priorities and strategies for European marine research such as Navigating the Future IV (2013). Its members are research institutes and funding agencies.
The EurOCEAN conferences offer a platform for those involved in marine research-policy interface, both at the European level and in Member States. These conferences allow the European research community to participate in shaping the European vision for marine research through the Galway Declaration (2004), the Ostend Declaration (2010) and the Aberdeen Declaration (2007).
In 2011 the Brest Declaration (2011) was adopted at the European Marine Research Infrastructures Symposium.
Replacing three former Networks of Excellence (EUR-OCEANS, MarBEF and Marine Genomics Europe) and designed by the former EuroMarine FP7 project, EuroMarine was established in 2014 as a new European marine science network. The members of EuroMarine are marine laboratories, institutes and universities all over Europe. Its aim is to build and strengthen this community of marine scientists.
The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) was established to promote international research in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Its members are scientific institutes and universities from countries bordering the Mediterranean, the Black Sea basins and beyond. CIESM acts as a focus for the development of scientific standards across the basins and organizes research workshops and syntheses up-to-date scientific knowledge in the form of workshop Monographs, biodiversity Atlases, or high-resolution digital maps of the sea bottom. )
European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora that develop short to long-term research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. In the marine and maritime sphere the most notable examples are the European Technology Platform WATERBORNE, the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP) and the European Fisheries Technology Platform (EFTP).