Over 50 managers, policy-makers and scientists from the fisheries and biodiversity domains and from 17 countries recently gathered in Rome to explore potential roles in the iMarine partnership model to sustain collaborative e-Science in the field of fisheries and new funding opportunities to address societal challenges under the European Union’s new funding programme, Horizon 2020.

The iMarine initiative, which has received funding from the European Union as part of its 7th Framework Programme, has successfully combined the expertise of computing science and fisheries data management, biology and ecology to develop a powerful infrastructure designed to support the ecosystem approach to fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources.


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