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Mission Ocean and Waters

With a 2030 target, the EU Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters" aims to protect and restore the health of our ocean and waters through research and innovation, citizen engagement and blue investments. The Mission’s new, systemic approach will address the ocean and waters as one and play a key role in achieving climate neutrality and restoring nature.

The Mission supports regional engagement and cooperation through so-called area-based “lighthouses”. Mission lighthouses will be research and innovation project portfolios, hubs for the development, demonstration and deployment of new solutions in major sea/river basins. In the first phase, there will be four Mission lighthouses at basin scale in the Atlantic-Arctic, the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic and North Sea, and the Danube river basin.

EU Missions are a novelty of the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. They are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. More information: https://ec.europa.eu/mission-ocean.

Join the Mission Charter

The Charter of the EU Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters 2030" calls for joining efforts to achieve the three objectives of the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 to:

  1. Protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, in line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030

  2. Prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas and waters, in line with the EU Action Plan Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil

  3. Make the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular, in line with the proposed European Climate Law and the holistic vision enshrined in the Sustainable Blue Economy Strategy.

To reach these objectives the Mission is also putting in place two enablers:

  1. Digital Ocean and Water Knowledge System

  2. Public mobilisation and engagement.

This Charter is non-binding and open to any public or private interested parties You can contribute by pledging actions to co-design, propose and implement policies, programmes, projects or initiatives that will contribute to the restoration of our ocean and waters.

By adhering to the Charter, you will be able to access services and tools the Mission Ocean and Waters will deploy, best practices from previous projects as well as tools to empower citizens to take action. You will become part of the Mission community and be involved in major Mission fora and events, allowing you to network with other participating communities.

 

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How to engage with the Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030" - A Mediterranean Lighthouse

The event is organised by the European Commission together with the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur Region, cluster “Pôle Mer Méditerranée”, City of Marseille and Aix-Marseille University, researchers and students.

Start date: 14/06/2022 (All day)
Last update: 05/07/22

The Charter for the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

Sign up to the event!

Start date: 30/06/2022 - 15:00
Last update: 22/06/22

Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” launched a second wave of actions!

The call for proposals is now open and the deadline for submissions is 27 September 2022.

Start date: 17/05/2022 - 14:00
Last update: 17/05/22

The European Commission is looking for top experts to advise on the 5 EU Missions

The experts will join the Mission Board to advise on the implementation of the EU Missions: Restore our Ocean and Waters - Adaptation to Climate Change - Cancer - Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities - A Soil Deal for Europe

Last update: 28/01/22

Info Day on EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’: A powerful wave of actions!

Event date: 18/01/2022 – 09:45

Start date: 18/01/2022 (All day)
Last update: 17/01/22

Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030 - Communication on Missions is published!

The Commission launched the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’. This Mission, part of Horizon Europe, aims in the next decade to restore the health of one of our most precious common goods: our ocean and waters. It will deliver on the European Green Deal by restoring ecosystems and biodiversity, eliminating pollution, and making the blue economy carbon-neutral and circular.

Last update: 01/10/21

Registration for #MissionOcean in the #EURegionsWeek is now open!

Curious to learn more about the Horizon Europe #MissionOcean and how European regions play a key role in the restoration of our ocean and waters whilst contributing to the COVID crisis recovery? Then register now and join our session on this topic at the European Week of Regions and Cities.

Start date: 12/10/2021 - 09:30
Last update: 11/10/21

Financing Healthy Oceans and Waters: A Consultation on a Mission Approach

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Last update: 08/04/21

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