The MAR-ECO management consists of a Norwegian secretariat, a public outreach group, and a international steering group. The co-ordinating institutions are Institute of Marine Research and the University of Bergen in Norway.
Members of the international steering group are experienced scientists from key institutions in Norway, Iceland, Portugal (Azores), France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Russia and Brazil. Chair: Odd Aksel Bergstad, Norway.
The project consists of 10 integrated science components dealing with different key objectives, each with dedicated teams and principal investigators. In addition, a range of education and outreach components facilitates dissemination of results to a wide audience.
Common critical tasks are funded by A.P.Sloan Foundation (USA), and national sources.
Public Outreach Group and associates
The Public Outreach Group is based in Bergen, Norway, but has associates among project participants in other countries. The group works closely with the Education and Outreach team of the Census of Marine Life based in the USA.