The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research institution in Spain which works to promote, coordinate, develop and disseminate multidisciplinary technological research for the progress of knowledge and economic, social and cultural development as well as to train researchers and provide advice to public and private entities in these fields. CSIC’s Institute de Ciènces del Mar (ICM) is its fourth largest institute, and is dedicated to frontier marine research aimed at fostering knowledge and technology transfer on topics related to ocean and climate interactions, conservation, sustainable use of marine life, and impact mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards.
The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO) is a consortium of partners under the European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), working to develop novel ocean exploration technologies through a system of regional facilities at key sites around Europe. EMSO employs ocean observatories equipped with multiple sensors, placed along the water column and seafloor, measuring different biogeochemical and physical parameters of importance to natural hazards, climate change and marine ecosystems. EMSO also provides data and services to a diverse group of users – from scientists and industries to institutions and policy makers.
The Marine Institute (MI) is Ireland’s State agency for marine research, technology development and innovation since 1991. MI carries out environmental, aquaculture and fishery surveys and monitoring programmes, and provides governmental scientific advice to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource.
The UPC is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology and among the leading technical universities in Europe. SARTI – the multidisciplinary Remote Acquisition and Data Processing Systems centre of UPC is made up of a team of researchers from different departments and is associated with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the European Union’s European Seas Observatory Network (ESONET). SARTI works to develop technologies, instrumentation systems, electronic communication and smart sensors especially in the field of applied oceanography.
LifeWatch ERIC is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists investigating biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services in order to support society in addressing key planetary challenges since 2017. They tackle the constraints affecting biodiversity and ecosystem research, such as the need for increasingly diverse global data, larger and more advanced models, open data and open science clouds. LifeWatch also provides biodiversity management support and is committed to supporting citizen science and education.
The Biopolis project aims to turn the CIBIO (Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources) research unit into a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for research, development and innovation. BIOPOLIS includes leading scientific as well as business institutions with the aim of establishing BIOPOLIS as a leading CoE for in Environmental Biology, Ecosystem Research and AgroBiodiversity. Their goal is to advance biological understanding from genes to ecosystems and use the results to address pressing societal challenges.
The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is a European research infrastructure that provides researchers and companies with access to marine organisms and the facilities to study them, including experimental facilities and technological platforms. EMBRC enables broad and varied research on marine biological organisms and ecosystems with their flexible and modular facilities, aimed at developing innovative solutions to tackle societal issues and ensuring the sustainable use of marine resources.
The Sorbonne University, Paris is a leading international research university, dedicated to providing excellence in research, education and outreach. Its goals are to promote interdisciplinary learning, foster international collaboration and develop innovative solutions to global challenges. It is home to three of the largest centres for marine biology and oceanography in France - the Oceanologic Observatory in Banyuls, the Institute for Oceonography in Villefranche-sur-Mer (IMEV), and the Roscoff Biological Sstation, providing world-class research, innovation and education in the marine sciences.
The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) is a governmental research institution focused on the marine sciences. Their expertise includes marine biology, oceanography, marine geology, and fisheries. Their goals are to advance knowledge of the marine environment and its resources, and to promote their sustainable use and protection. They achieve this goal by conducting research, developing technologies, and providing expert policy advice to national, Mediterranean and EU institutional bodies on environmental stability and management. Additionally, they collaborate with universities, industry, and government to address issues related to the marine environment.
Euro-Bioimaging ERIC is the European landmark research infrastructure providing scientists with access to advanced biological and biomedical imaging technologies and services. Euro-Bioimaging ERIC offers access, expertise and training in a wide range of imaging technologies, from light and electron microscopy to X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging. They also work to foster collaboration and technology transfer between imaging providers, industry and academia with their fully distributed infrastructure (35 facilities across 16 countries, plus the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL).
The EGI Foundation is a Netherlands-based non-profit organization dedicated to enabling innovative research, education and entrepreneurship in the fields of science, technology and engineering. They provide access to world-class computing, research infrastructure and data resources, including high-performance computing, data storage and cloud services. Through their research and development activities, they aim to improve and advance the capabilities of computing and data infrastructures. Their expertise lies in creating and supporting services and tools to help foster collaborations and data sharing among researchers to improve research outcomes of large projects.
Quanta Labs are an enterprise focused on promoting digitalization and access to information technologies to support sustainable development in different fields. They provide a range of services related to computer systems, data management, artificial intelligence and advanced computing. Additionally, they provide expertise and infrastructure support on topics related to marine data management, citizen observatories and distributed data gateways. Quanta Labs offer their services to both public and private clients and center their values around UN’s sustainable development goals.
Pensoft Publishers are an independent academic, open access book and journal publishing enterprise, with 30 years of expertise in publishing, software development, web design, project dissemination and science communication. The company’s project department is a motivated team of active scientists, project managers and science communicators offering services including consultancy and development of communication strategies, plans for dissemination and exploitation and data management plans.
CytoBuoy is a Netherlands-based technology company with over 25 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of cutting-edge particle analysis instruments and software for aquatic, hydrobiological and other research. They provide tools for a more holistic view of microscopic life, its analysis and classification, allowing a comprehensive understanding on the dynamics of the microscopic world by supporting the collection, detection, monitoring and screening of microorganisms, particles and probes of water and other complex mediums.
Science for Change (SfC) is an expert in collaborative research, pubic policy and science communication addressing social, environmental and health challenges through citizen science, participatory strategies and co-creation methods. They facilitate collaborative research between different agents for co-design solutions to issues that concern citizens and contribute to policies informed by scientific evidence. SfC works towards a paradigm shift towards science democratization through active and inclusive participation of society in the generation of knowledge.
OSLOMET is the third largest Norwegian university, committed to excellence in educating professionals and playing a leading role in providing research-based knowledge related to the welfare state in Norway and abroad and empowering civil society with new tools and methods to involve themselves in, and steer governmental, scientific and societal innovation. It is an active participant in multiple Horizon projects
Dribba is an applicationn and mobile development enterprise, with 10 years of expertise in innovative software development for companies, startups and projects. They support the entirety of the development process, the design and the technical architecture needed for the application or software solution, and they provide consulting and technological advice to improve the business processes.
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is an autonomous non-profit institute which provides knowledge and expertise regarding marine science. VlIZ has over 30 years of experience in carrying out research, providing consultancy, and offering services related to marine ecology, oceanography, and marine policy. Its mission is to contribute to a sustainable and healthy relationship between humans and the sea and is committed to building a network of international cooperation and knowledge exchange between universities, research institutions and governments, with the aim of developing a better understanding of the marine environment and its sustainable use.
Medcities is a non-profit association of municipalities and local authorities from all shores of the Mediterranean basin, united around the goal of a sustainable and inclusive Mediterranean region. With 73 members and more than 30 years of experience, they focus on fostering sustainable development, creating job opportunities, and promoting cultural and good practice exchanges. Their expertise lies in developing urban strategies and policies, connecting local authorities, and leading projects that strive to make the Mediterranean region better, more connected and more prosperous.
The NORCE Norwegian Research Centre is an independent, interdisciplinary research institute that specializes in marine, environmental and climate sciences and technologies, as well as welfare and social sustainability. They offer expertise in data collection, analysis, modeling, and simulation, and strive to bridge the gap between research and practical applications. Their goal is to produce relevant, reliable, and sustainable research that can help inform policy and adjust.
The University of Haifa is an internationally renowned university focused on interdisciplinary education, research and partnerships, committed to serving as a catalyst for economic expansion and strengthening of Israel’s north. It is renowned for a variety of fields, including marine sciences, public health, security, education and epigenetics among others. The University of Haifa is dedicated to creating a vibrant, inclusive learning environment that encourages innovation and collaboration, and to advancing knowledge and understanding of the world and its cultures.
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is a major research institution in France under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and among the leading research institutions worldwide. Its multidisciplinary team explores a wide array of topics related to the living world, matter, space, and human society with the goal of meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow. With a staff of 33 000, over 1100 research laboratories in France and abroad, and a budget of nearly 3.8 billion euro, CNRS is working towards advancing knowledge for the benefit of society.
The Federacio Catalana d’Activitats Subaquatiques (FECDAS) is the Catalonian federation focused on recreational, competitive and scientific underwater activities. With over 30 years of experience, they are dedicated to the promotion, practice and development of these activities in the region. Their goal is to increase safety and promote underwater sports, research and management while also working to preserve the aquatic environment. They provide training and education for divers, instructors and underwater activities professionals, as well as organize events and competitions.
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a leading intergovernmental research organisation supported by 27 members, 2 prospects and one associate member state, dedicated to the advancement of molecular biology. They provide multidisciplinary research, and training in the life sciences with a strong track record of scientific excellence, cutting-edge technology and an extensive international network. Their research focuses on the understanding of biological processes, technology development, and the application of scientific knowledge for the benefit of society. EMBL hosts the Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub, which is part of the Euro-BioImaging ERIC headquarters. Euro-BioImaging is the European landmark research infrastructure for biological and biomedical imaging and a project partner in ANERIS, and the Euro-BioImaging Bio-Hub will contribute to the delivery of the project goals.