What are MARE's major goals?


  • To promote knowledge on the functioning of marine ecosystems, and interrelated estuarine and freshwater systems.
  • To develop scientific and technological tools towards the sustainable use of freshwater, estuaries and marine ecosystems under the framework of regional, national and international priorities.
  • To develop scientific knowledge and sound technology to help providing food and other biotic and non-biotic resources to society.
  • To promote a good ecological and a healthy status of seas and oceans, estuaries and river basins.
  • To develop actions for biodiversity protection and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.
  • To develop international cooperation in advancing education and training on aquatic systems resulting in a new generation of scientists and professionals prepared for the Blue Economy.
  • To promote Ocean Literacy, contributing to a participative Blue Society.