The SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG, a flagship umbrella project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, was established in 2013. Since then it has developed into the leading transnational hub in the Baltics for promoting sustainable and innovative uses of marine resources. The Network brings together authorities, research and innovation actors – both public and private – across the Baltic Sea Region, integrating perspectives from local to transnational scale and different scientific and economic spheres.
The work of the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG between 2015 and 2020 has been guided by the topics and actions described in the SUBMARINER Roadmap (dated 2013) as necessary to realise innovative and sustainable uses of marine resources throughout the Baltic Sea Region.
Starting off from an initial set of seven full members only, the SUBMARINER Network has by now attracted many new relevant institutions and individual experts to join currently counting for ten full members and 28 associate members. With no statutory support, the Network has over the course of the past years, succeeded in leveraging the membership funding by applying for project funding under the various Baltic Sea Region INTERREG schemes, Horizon 2020, EMFF projects, EEA Norway Grants as well as national programmes.