EuroCoML outline

Introduction and background to the EuroCoML project

The European Census of Marine Life (EuroCoML) headquarters is based at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, with Professors Henn Ojaveer (Estonia) and Isabel Sousal-Pinto (Portgal) as its co-Chairs and Dr Bhavani Narayanaswamy as the Project Coordinator.
EuroCoML is a Regional Implementation Committee for the global Census of Marine Life project.

EuroCoML’s aims are:


  • To expand partnerships and coordination with relevant European programmes and organisations also in tandem with the general growth of the CoML
  • To increase European participation in several particular CoML projects where untapped potential remains
  • To improve marine taxonomy and species data in the European region;
  • To improve biodiversity and ecosystem information for applied resource management in waters where European nations hold major influence.

Both the Executive and Scientific Steering committees comprise of scientists from throughout Europe.


EuroCoML is funded by the TOTAL Foundation and the Alfred Sloan Foundation
EuroCoML would like to thank the Stavros Niarchos Foundation  and Argyll and Islands Enterprise for all the support that they gave the project
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