Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)
The HCMR has signed framework agreements in the form of MoUs, with almost all the Black Sea countries, FAO, NIO (India), US universities and research centres (MIT, Texas, Rhode Island, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and other universities, as well as third countries such as Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Additionally, training of under- and post-graduate students has taken place through MoUs.
Participating in European Networks of Excellence such as MARBEF, Marine Genomics, Euroceans and Esonet, among others, has provided the HCMR with the ability to strategically place itself among the leading Research Centres in Europe. Furthermore, networks such as COST, ERA-NET, MedCLIVAR and I3 networks build support and strengthen cooperation among the different areas of Europe with the HCMR adequately representing the Mediterranean.