EuroMarine is established as a Consortium of European organisations for a 10-year renewable term. A Legal Entity supports the Consortium for daily management. The General Assembly (GA) is the main decision-making body, gathering representatives from all member organisations. The GA nominates a Steering Committee (SC) that takes decisions on some operational matters, e.g. internal call for proposals and representation in events. Anyone from the marine scientific community is welcome to provide input to the SC and GA for the construction of EuroMarine strategic programme. A distributed Secretariat supports all Consortium Bodies and the Board of the Legal Entity. EuroMarine hosting and initial coordination has been jointly entrusted to CNRS and IRD after a call for bids.