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This Strategic Research Agenda is Deliverable 6.2 of the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme-Funded Coordination and Support Action (CSA) Project SOPHIE (Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe), Grant Agreement No. 774567.

The SOPHIE Project started in December 2017 and ends in May 2020, and has a consortium of eight partners from across Europe. The Project is coordinated by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) at the University of Exeter, UK.

The production of the Strategic Research Agenda was led by the European Marine Board IVZW (EMB), Belgian Enterprise Number: 0650.608.890.

The authors would like to acknowledge the invaluable input to this Oceans and Human Health Strategic Research Agenda for Europe and beyond provided by the following groups:

  • SOPHIE Consortium partners
  • SOPHIE Expert Group and Advisory Board
  • The many people who have participated in the wide range of SOPHIE activities (see Annex 1)
  • European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation for funding this project

Full details of these inputs can be found in Annex 1.


Coordinating authors: Paula Kellett, Sheila J. J. Heymans

Contributing authors: Britt Alexander, Tom Appleby, Anouk Blauw, Elisa Berdalet, Eline Boelee, Easkey Britton, Lora Buckman, Jan-Bart Calewaert, Caroline Costongs, Daniel Cox, Sophie Davison, Michael Depledge, Liesbet Dirven-van Breemen, Christine Domegan, Sam Dupont, Claire Eatock, Lora E. Fleming, Esther Garrido Gamarro, Ruth Garside, Manel Gazo, Jos van Gils, Henk Hilderink, Judith Hin, Marcel Jaspars, Kate Larkin, Audrey Legat, Josep Lloret, Fabio Martins Gueth, Bruce Maycock, Patricia McHugh, Oonagh McMeel, Joana Mira Veiga, Paulo Moreira, Micheál Ó Cinnéide, Sabine Pahl, Mariluz Parga, Noortje Pellens, Katja Philipart, Shirley Pomponi, Bethany Roberts, Ciska Schets, Enrico Scoccimarro, Rebecca Short, Alex Smalley, John Stegeman, Frank Sullivan, Tim Taylor, Torsten Thiele, Nathalie Tonné, Michiel Vandegehuchte, Julia Vera Prieto, Dick Vethaak, Marit de Vries, Mathew White, Susanne Wuijts, Bas van der Zaan, Ariana Zeka, Michiel Zijp

Publication date: 30 March 2020

Suggested reference: H2020 SOPHIE Consortium (2020) A Strategic Research Agenda for Oceans and Human Health in Europe. H2020 SOPHIE Project. Ostend, Belgium. ISBN: 9789492043894 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3696561