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Project Management

Outreach & Public Relations

  • General Coordinator: Prof. Dr Carlo Heip
    Executive Director: Prof. Dr Herman Hummel
    Assistant Coordinator: Drs Pim van Avesaath
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (NIOO-CEME)
    Korringaweg 7, Postbus 140
    NL-4400 AC Yerseke
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31-(0)113-57 73 00
    Fax: +31-(0)113-57 36 16
  • General Coordinator: Mr Chris Emblow
    Contact Outreach and Press Officer: Dr Roisin Nash
    Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe)
    Unit B19 KCR Industrial Estate
    Kimmage, Dublin 12
    Phone: +353-1-492 57 11
    Fax: +353-1-492 56 94

Web site Management

WP leaders

  1. Data Integration: Mr Ward Appeltans; Dr Jan Mees
  2. Taxonomic Clearing System: Prof. Geoff Boxshall; Dr Damią Jaume
  3. Global Patterns of Marine Biodiversity across Ecosystems: Prof. Dr Friedrich Buchholz; Dr Doris Schiedek
  4. Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Prof. Carlos Duarte; Prof. David Patterson
  5. Socio-economic importance of Marine Biodiversity: Dr Melanie Austen; Prof. Dr Poul Holm
  6. Quality Assurance: Dr Hubert Rees; Mr Keith Cooper
  7. Training: Dr Jens Harder; Dr Ianora Adrianna
  8. Outreach: Mr Chris Emblow; Prof. Isabel Sousa Pinto
  9. General Management: Prof. Dr Herman Hummel; Drs Pim van Avesaath
  10. Review and Assessment: Prof. Dr Herman Hummel; Drs Pim van Avesaath


Associated Members

  • List of partner institutes and employees involved in MarBEF, click here
  • Institute contacts for budget negotiations, click here

  • Click on map to find all members.

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  • List of Associated partner institutes and employees involved in MarBEF, click here
  • Read guidelines on how to become associated member.

European Commission Office

Marine-B electronic mailing list

  • To facilitate communication of the project aims to a broad an audience as possible (larger than just Marbef) and to disseminate the results of the project, the Marine-B (Marine Biodiversity) electronic mailing list will be utilised by the project. Instructions on how to use the list follow. If you have any problems please e-mail Chris Emblow.
    To join the list

    Send an email to

    Leave the subject line blank and in the main part of the mail type in the command,

    subscribe MARINE-B  <firstname> <surname>

    Make sure that you do not add a signature at the end of the mail.

    To send mail to the list

    When you want to send mail to the list you just enter in the To: field and the mail is distributed to the people who have signed onto the list.

    If you wish to check the list archives go to:

    The following website may be useful if you wish to get further information about listserv and running of the list:

If any information here appears to be incorrect, please contact us.
Quick links


Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC)

Responsive Mode Programme (RMP) - Marie Nordstrom, copyright Aspden Rebecca

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ERMS 2.0
Epinephelus marginatus Picture: JG Harmelin


Geographic System



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