The impact of EAMNet has been far-reaching and has continued well beyond the end of the Framework 7 funding. A wide range of people and organisations have benefitted from the network ranging from individual scientists to universities, training institutes and professional bodies.
The results have helped to inform African marine and coastal management agencies and contributed to the Joint Africa EU Strategy Africa Action Plans (2008-2010 and 2011-2013). The project has also contributed to the GMES and Africa Marine and Coastal Areas and in the Capacity-Building Framework.
EAMNet has also made a contribution toward shaping the future funding of Earth Observation science, influencing the aims of the EC Framework 7 Programme SPACE call. The project has also helped to inform scientific endeavours such as the GOOS Africa Regional Ocean Observing and Forecasting System (ROOFS) and Group for Earth Observations through its contribution towards development of the Global Earth Observation (GEO) System of Systems via GOOS Africa. EAMNet also impacts on most of the GEO societal benefit areas and has contributed to both the AMESD and MESA programmes supported by the European Development Fund (EDF).