The SUBMARINER Network
Whereas the initial SUBMARINER project (2010–2013) was run with a limited number of project partners under one singular financial framework, the SUBMARINER Network shall bring together an unlimited range of public and private actors and stakeholders from around the BSR countries, in order to further promote and realise activities necessary for using marine resources innovatively and sustainably.
The SUBMARINER Network operates on the basis of SUBMARINER Network Assembly Rules of Procedures and it is assisted by a Secretariat.
The Network shall serve as an umbrella organisation and as a catalyst for a number of initiatives identified as necessary in the SUBMARINER Roadmap.
SUBMARINER Network new flagship under the EUSBSR
Within the revised Action Plan of the EU Baltic Sea Region Strategy (dated February 2013) the creation and work of the SUBMARINER Network has been approved as one of the flagship project initiatives within the Priority Area “Innovation”. The SUBMARINER Network flagship project is led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Land Schleswig-Holstein together with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk as co-leaders. The SUBMARINER Network flagship project shall contribute to all three objectives of the EUSBSR: to save the sea, to connect the region and to increase prosperity.
As part of its network building activities, the SUBMARINER project organised 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 covered 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 in Trelleborg, Sweden in September 2011,
- the SUBMARINER Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event in Kiel, Germany on 9–10 May 2012,
- 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.