The Partnership boosts the transformation towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive and competitive blue economy. We aim to restore the ocean’s health, resilience and services to people by enabling economic activity that is climate-neutral, sustainable and productive.
- by 2030: give the transformation towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive and competitive blue economy a boost
- by 2050: create and support the conditions for a healthy ocean for the people
Through this vision we work together to support key EU policy objectives of Green transition, digital transformation and recovery and ultimately contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
over 7 years
the European Commission
Facts & Figures
Intervention areas 2024
Intervention Areas are set in the Annual Work Programme of the Partnership and are based on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the Member States and Associated Countries’ priorities. Intervention Areas for future calls and activities will be developed according to an annual cycle.
Digital Twins of the Ocean
This Intervention Area proposes a multidisciplinary, long-lasting research and innovation activity that focuses on the development of twin technology for spatially limited areas at sea-basin level. The activity aims to improve our understanding of the relations among essential systems at sea-basin level and ultimately support the development of AI based simulation and prediction capabilities for European oceans.
Blue Economy Sectors
The Intervention Area covers all sectors of the blue economy, focusing on the prerequisites for a green and digital transition of these sectors and on the conditions for co-existence and multi-use of activities and infrastructures at sea. The main aim of the Intervention Area is to support the optimal use of resources in European oceans and seas in terms of space and material flows while ensuring the conditions for sustainability and reducing environmental pressures.
The Intervention Area addresses the need for innovative tools and approaches to the sustainable planning and management of sea-uses, interlinking maritime spatial planning (MSP), the marine strategy framework directive (MSFD), common fishery policy (CFP), and the marine protected areas (MPAs) with a focus on the regional dimension.
The Intervention Area addresses research and innovation needs to support a just transition to the sustainable production and utilization of blue bioresources, with emphasis on production and processes that minimise the environmental impacts while meeting the demand for healthy and affordable blue food, feed, and other biobased products.
How can you engage?
The Partnership seeks to engage stakeholders across ocean industry sectors, policy, scientific disciplines, and civil society. You can engage in six co-funded calls over the seven-year timeframe 2022-2029. We will further add value with complementary actions and resource mobilisation, including:
- research infrastructures
- thematic programmes
- streamlining other funding sources
As a Partnership, we engage with initiatives at the level of sea basins and the Atlantic Ocean. At global level, we promote the EU approach to a sustainable blue economy. We seek synergies with other Partnerships and the Mission Restore our Seas and Oceans. In parallel, we are establishing a community of practice with different stakeholders to co-design activities.
- Secretariat: Ministry of Universities and Research, Italy - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-coordinator: Research Council of Norway
- Brussels Cellule
Kathrine Angell-Hansen, email@example.com
Julie Olivier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Angiolo Boncompagni, email@example.com
Maurice Heral, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea basin nodes
- Atlantic Ocean
Ireland, Majbritt Bolton-Warberg, email@example.com
Portugal, Natalia Ospina-Alvarez, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Baltic Sea
Estonia, Rene Reisner, email@example.com, Eve Külmallik , Eve.Kylmallik@agri.ee, Liis Kikas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Poland, Monika Wloszek, email@example.com
- Black Sea
Bulgaria, Milen Baltov, firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkey, Ebru Aydin, email@example.com
- Mediterranean Sea
Greece, Argiro Karahaliou, firstname.lastname@example.org
Malta, Maria Azzopardi, email@example.com
- North Sea
Belgium, Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet, firstname.lastname@example.org
Netherlands, Lisette Enserink, email@example.com