About Sophie

Funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme, the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe project (SOPHIE) is helping to build new research capacity for the emerging scientific discipline of Oceans and Human Health. Amongst many other thingsSOPHIE is nurturing a network of people and organisations interested in the links between oceans and human health, and exploring how marine tourism and citizen science can contribute to this exciting area of research.

Meet the Project Partners
University of Exeter

Project Coordinator

European Marine Board

Advancing seas & ocean science.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Working to prevent outbreaks of infectious disease and promote public health.


Applied research in the field of water.

NUI Galway

National University of Ireland Galway


Knowledge based solutions for sustainable management and development of seas and oceans.


Promoting a change in the relationship between society and the Ocean.


The ecotourism think tank that walks the talk.