JPI Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans is run by a high-level Management Board (MB) with representatives from each country with sufficient authority to agree on joint action plans and potential funding initiatives across Europe.
The Management Board mandates an Executive Committee (ExCom) to execute the decisions taken by the Management Board and to supervise the different JPI activities.
The Management Board also put in place a Strategic Advisory Board (StAB) consisting of leading scientists, technologists/industrialists and representatives of civil society. They have been tasked with the development of a strategic research and innovation agenda and with providing advice on necessary implementation tools.
The secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day management of JPI Oceans. The secretariat assists the Management Board, the Executive Committee and the Strategic Advisory Board with the preparation of documents, reviews and reports. In addition the secretariat ensures the necessary logistical coordination and communication among different bodies of the management structure and additional working groups.
The mandate of the different governance bodies is agreed upon in the Terms of Reference.