The 9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products (ECMNP) in Glasgow follows its predecessors in La Toja (2013), Tjärnö (2011), Porto (2009), Ischia (2007), Paris (2005), Elmau (2002), Santiago de Compostela (1999), and Athens (1997). The first event in Athens in 1997 was supported by the 5th European Framework Program and the Training and Mobility of Researchers funding more than 50 fellowships which continued to the 4th Conference. From the 4th Conference in Paris to the 8th Conference in La Toja, the meetings were self-financed but equally successful with the preceding events. The 9th ECMNP in Glasgow held on the 30th of August to the 3rd of September 2015 was partly supported by three EU-FP7 consortia: SeaBioTech, BlueGenics, and PharmaSea.
This work was supported by grants from the European Commission within its FP7 Programme, under the thematic area KBBE.2012.3.2-01 with Grant Number Nos. 311932 “SeaBioTech”, 311848 “BlueGenics”, and 312184 PharmaSea.