The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) was established in 2011 as an intergovernmental platform, open to all EU Member States and Associated Countries who invest in marine and maritime research. By joining forces, JPI Oceans focuses on long-term collaboration between EU Member States, Associated Countries and international partners.
The new thematic space of JPI Oceans presented in the Strategy Framework 2021-25 has been developed on the basis of the ten thematic areas and three cross-cutting themes of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2015-2020. The areas and themes were moderately modified to align with the latest priorities and framings in the field of marine and maritime R&I. The resulting revised 12 areas were then arranged in a continuous framing of ocean requirements with the three interconnected priority areas
- Ocean Health,
- Ocean Productivity, and
- Ocean Stewardship & Governance.