The objectives of the network will include the following:
Promote networking among women marine scientists within the region.
Increase the participation of women marine scientists in the WIO in research and decision-making bodies – as project researchers, leaders, and coordinators, in review and evaluation panels as well as high-level expert groups.
Promote the understanding and the inclusion of the gender dimension in science and research policy in the marine scientific fields as well as an inclusive, gender-sensitive notion of excellence and innovation.
Raise awareness for and promote changes related to female representation in marine science-related activities, education and careers
Encourage young women to pursue careers in the different fields of marine science, including management and provide mentoring and professional development actions.