European Blue Parks – Protection and restoration solutions for degraded coastal and marine habitats, Horizon 2020

Opportunity type : Calls for Proposals
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Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030

In support of the implementation of the European Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy, project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Protected, restored and sustainably used and managed marine biodiversity, blue natural capital, marine and coastal ecosystems;
  • Reinforced ecosystem services from restored and protected marine areas;
  • Seabed protection and restoration solutions, including to preserve seabed carbon sequestration capacity;
  • Socio-economic transition processes through innovative solutions for ecosystem-based management of marine protected areas;
  • Enhanced resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems;
  • A blueprint for the extension of marine protected areas and/or for the shift of their status from “protected” to “strictly protected”;
  • A blue print for the identification of ecological corridors as part of a blue Trans-European Nature Network, and a strategy to build such a network;
  • Contribution to the Mission’s Digital Ocean and Water Knowledge system through marine observations and open data and knowledge sharing ;
  • Reinforced EU leadership in international efforts to combat biodiversity loss, in line with the EU key priorities and international commitments, including through the protection, conservation, restoration and sustainable use of marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

This Mission will provide a systemic approach for the restoration, protection and preservation of our ocean, seas and waters. The objective of this Mission is to restore, protect and preserve the health of our ocean, seas and waters by 2030.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia