SUBMARINER seeks to stimulate cooperation by connecting currently disjointed constituencies through virtual and real networking, information exchange and cooperations events. The project is creating a network structure, modeled after the ScanBalt network, which shall become permanent and self-sustaining after the project lifteime. The aim is to bring together stakeholders, research institutions, business development agencies, etc. interested in the further development of sustainable marine uses. As part of these networking activities, SUBMARINER partners are currently discussing the possibilities of applying as a flagship project under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
SUBMARINER is also developing a virtual information and exchange platform. By stimulating the active contributions of stakeholders, this interactive portal will act as a major repository for information and resources about marine projects, research and innovations to develop sustainable Baltic marine uses.
SUBMARINER is organising a series of cooperation events dedicated to specific marine uses and bringing together relevant stakeholders interested in joining forces to initiate concrete activities to implement new marine uses. These events cover stakeholders from the whole production chain, including regional municipalities interested in promoting a certain use, development companies, technology offers, companies interested in end-products, as well as research institutes interested in turning new research into concrete applications.
Read more about the SUBMARINER Algae Cooperation Event held in Trelleborg, Sweden in September 2011, the Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event in Kiel, Germany on 9–10 May 2012 and the Åland Aquaculture Week in Mariehamn, Åland on 9–12 October 2012, a cooperation event on sustainable fish and mussel farming in cooperation with the Aquabest project.