Working together to improve the
Baltic Sea environment and economies

The SUBMARINER Network promotes innovative approaches to the sustainable use of marine resources
and offers a cooperation platform to related actors and initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region.

The SUBMARINER Network is a unique platform that brings actors from the whole Baltic Sea Region together to actively promote innovative and sustainable uses of marine resources. It operates across the whole knowledge triangle integrating perspectives from local to international scale, different science disciplines as well as policy and economic stakeholders.

While its roots lie in the Baltic Sea Region, the SUBMARINER Network also operates and reaches out beyond its geographical base to engage in partnerships with actors that share its thematic vision across Europe, inter alia as a member of the European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology, EurOcean.

The network is a hub for projects, initiatives and activities at all levels. Taking offset in the SUBMARINER Roadmap, it encompasses transnational and cross-border regional development, innovation and research projects, as well as the various initiatives at local and business level. Via meetings, workshops, conferences and a comprehensive set of dissemination tools, network members are provided with a continuous platform for communication, exchanges of experience, joint project development and implementation.

As a flagship project under the priority area “Innovation” of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), the SUBMARINER Network also regularly issues joint position papers. The SUBMARINER Network as an EUSBSR flagship is led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) together with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk as co-leaders.

The SUBMARINER Network is registered as a not-for-profit European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and is managed by a professional secretariat.

Video: our network in a nutshell

The network is a hub for projects, initiatives and activities at all levels.


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Our members represent research institutions, public administrations,
business parks and private consulting from all shores of the Baltic Sea.

Ministry of Economic Affairs Schleswig-Holstein
The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk
BioCon Valley Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
Coastal Research and Planning Institute
Danish Technological Institute
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
s.Pro – sustainable projects
Baltic Probiotics
Klaipeda Science and Technology Park
Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
National Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Pomorskie in the European Union Association
Region Skåne
Region Östergötland
Riga Planning Region
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Tartu Biotechnology Park
University of Gdansk
University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Guldborgsund Municipality (GBS)
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Blue Center Gotland (BCG)
The Association of Local Authorities of Ida-Viru County (IVOL)
oceanBASIS GmbH
Klaipeda University
University of Gothenburg
The SUBMARINER Network is a flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
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The SUBMARINER Network is a member of the European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology.
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