Welcome to ERA-MarineBiotech

Funded under the FP7 ERA-NET scheme, ERA-MarineBiotech is a consortium of national funding bodies seeking complementarities between national activities to pool resources to undertake joint funding of transnational projects in the area of Marine Biotechnology.
Cooperation between the funding bodies has been initiated during the FP7 supported ERA-NET Preparatory Action in Marine Biotechnology
(CSA MarineBiotech).

This website pools information on both FP7 projects and offers simultaneously a forum for the exchange of information between a broad network of academics, industry researchers and specialists with interests in marine biotechnology.
Ultimately this should raise the profile of European marine biotechnology research and lead to a self-sustainable and long lasting network in the area of marine biotechnology.


Marine Biotechnology

Marine ecosystems provide a unique environment with an enormous potential to contribute to environmental services and human health and to the sustainable supply of food, energy and biomaterials. Marine biotechnology is central to deliver these benefits from the sea. In the European context, marine biotechnology will make an important contribution towards meeting the 'Grand Challenges' for the 21st century, the development of greener, smarter economies, central components of the Europe 2020 Strategy, and the 'Blue Growth Communication'.

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ERA-MarineBiotech News


The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MarineBiotech) kick-off meeting was held in Lillehammer on the 30th and 31st January 2014. Representatives of each...


The Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET has officially started in December 2013 for a duration of four years. This FP7 funded consortium of 19 national research funding bodies or...

Other News


Understanding and dealing with the many complex relationships between the marine environment and human health, is the subject of a new position paper from the European Marine...


The European Commission organises a public consultation from 18 November 2013 until 10 February 2014 concerning marine biotechnology. More information can be found...

Upcoming events

When: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4pm to Tue Apr 29, 2014 5pm  CEST

Where: Ghent, Belgium
Event Status: confirmed
When: Tue Jun 10, 2014 to Thu Jun 12, 2014 

Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Event Status: confirmed
When: Sun Jun 1, 2014 to Fri Jun 6, 2014 

Where: University of New England, Biddeford, ME, United States
Event Status: confirmed