Station Zoologique de Villefranche
The Naples Lab in 1908
Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences - Kristineberg
Station Biologique Roscoff in 1908


The MARS network is a foundation created by, and open to, Europe's marine research institutes and stations.

  • members are world leaders in fundamental marine research and have important research facilities available that allow direct access to the sea.
  • the network serves furthermore as a forum and as an interest group and communicates with international organisations and the managers of European research, including the Commission of the European Community in Brussels.
  • members are located all over Europe, along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the North, Irish, Baltic and Adriatic Seas, and the Black and Mediterranean Seas.
  • the network aims to provide a platform which helps to delineate overarching marine research themes, to promote cooperation, and to share relevant expertise and facilities in the marine realm.

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News Flash

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The annual MARS Directors meeting and WAMS International Assembly meeting “Future perspectives for marine sciences” was held from 26 to 28 March in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In this newsletter:
1. MARS/WAMS meeting 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2. MARS Travel awards in the news
3. The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In our last MARS newsletter we announced the two winners of the 2013 MARS travel award. Alessia Dinoi, one of the winners, even managed to get two articles printed on her travels to Perpignan in...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The 2nd International Ocean...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Herewith we announce the second EMBOS Training School...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ferdinando Boero* & Christiaan Hummel**

* University of Salento, CoNISMa, CNR-ISMAR, Italy
** Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Reserach, The Netherlands


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' Naples Italy.
Applications are invited from suitably...