Enabling blue and green growth

through science-policy-action exchanges

Combining expertise

in biological and environmental sciences at all types of aquatic systems

Providing the best scientific knowledge

in aquatic ecosystems for policy and management decisions

R&D Units

Host Institutions

Action Domains


Research grants


ARNET – Aquatic Research Network, is a nationwide multi-institutional network integrating three R&D units:

ARNET’s vision is to be an Associate Laboratory of reference in aquatic sciences.

From river basins to deep sea ecosystems, ARNET aims to strengthen national and international scientific and technological policy instruments, while establishing itself as a leading driver on the role of Science and Innovation for social and economic development and wealth.

ARNET - Aquatic Research Network Map


Novel Approaches in Aquatic Exploration and Monitoring

Environmental Sustainability under Global Change

Assessment and Management of Environmental Risks

Biotech-& Nature Based Solutions for Blue Economy

Governance, Citizen Science and Ocean Literacy