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.
- 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 represents the blue economy at this macro-regional level. In this capacity it also regularly issues joint position papers and contributes to the further development of the EUSBSR.
- While its roots lie in the Baltic Sea Region, the SUBMARINER Network also 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. As such, it functions as the brdige between the Baltic Sea Region and the rest of the EU.
A Smart Baltic Sea Region – Making use of blue-green combined solutions.
- The SUBMARINER Network is registered as a not-for-profit European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and is managed by a professional secretariat.
The BSR becomes a model EU region on conscious sea use combination, shaping its unique EU brand in this field. Smart combinations refers to integrated concepts where multiple products (e.g. biogas, fertilisers, seafood, high-value products) and services (e.g. nutrient harvesting, carbon sequestration, clean beaches) are delivered from the same space. Maintaining the Baltic Sea Regionss natural capital
The natural capital of the Baltic Sea Region is maintained and able to offer a broad range of ecosystem services in line with the sustainable development paradigm and the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) spirit. This is made possible by a more widespread conscious use of the sea resources to that end.Marine resources as part of the BSR sustainable energy and biomass portfolio
The BSR becomes an important place for smart production of renewable energy and sustainable biomass including marine resources in order to meet EU targets and mitigate climate change. Such production enhances the security of the energy supply and attracts new industries and businesses to the coastal municipalities.Improve human well-being via new marine products
Blue biobased products, such as new medicines and healthy food, contribute to human health and well-being in the BSR. Also the biobased economy creates new jobs and thus improves employment opportunities in the coastal states and regions.The Baltic Sea Region – a biobased innovation showcase
Biobased economy offers one of the highest innovation potential and high value product potentials. System innovations make best use of already available knowledge and technologies from related sectors such as forestry, offshore wind as well as other biotech industries. In 2030, the BSR becomes an important EU biobased innovation and model hub specialised in biobased technologies.