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Scoping Processs: Blue Ocean
by Germany (Government)
The Scoping Process: Blue Oceans is part of the Research Programme MARE:N of the BMBF. It's main goal is the participation of the interested public, mainly researchers, in the thematical development of national funding programmes. Gaps and targets will be indentified and adressed during the policy process to ensure that specific and tailor-made measures of funding are implemented. Following this process the most pressing scientific topics in marine research can be identified to guarantee an effective implementation of SDG 14 as a whole. Scoping Processes ("Agandaprozesse") are a major tool within the Research Programme MARE:N of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and are proven to be effective measures for a strategic and focused funding of marine resreach. A budget of 400 Mio. Euro over a period of ten years is allocated for the Research Programme MARE:N.
Progress reports
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
January 2018
Scoping Process
June 2016
Research Programm MARE:N published
Financing (in USD)
400,000,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2016 - June 2026
Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF (Government), German Marine Research Konsortium (Scientific community)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Tim Eder, Desk Officer, tim.eder@bmbf.bund.de,
Other SDGs
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