JPI Oceans is incorporated as an international nonprofit association under the name "Joint Programming Initiative on Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans", in accordance with the Belgian Act of 27 June 1921 on nonprofit associations. 
With the establishment of an international non-profit association under Belgian law (association internationale sans but lucratif or abbreviated AISBL) in 2018, JPI Oceans is able to deliver on its strategic mission and enter into new partnerships. 
The purpose of the Association, in line with its agreed vision to address the grand challenges of oceans and seas, is to act as a strategic platform to provide a long-term approach to marine and maritime research and technology development in Europe. Furthermore, by aligning national priorities and public investments, agreeing common priorities, knowledge sharing and coordination and through the implementation of joint actions, the Association will add to the value and impact of national research and innovation investments on behalf of its Members. The Association is furthermore to act as an interface between European and international activities at global and regional levels whenever relevant.
The statutes of the AISBL can be downloaded here
The operational procedures of the AISBL can be consulted here
JPI Oceans AISBL is based at Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium – Company number: 0691.970.779
The administrator of the AISBL is Thorsten Kiefer. 

JPI Oceans AISBL  •   Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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