EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters': €106 million for 18 new projects for protection, conservation, depollution and innovation

EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters': €106 million for 18 new projects for protection, conservation, depollution and innovation

The Commission announced 18 new projects which will receive over €106 million to contribute to the EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’. The projects gather over 370 beneficiaries from 36 countries, including SMEs, research institutions, local authorities, schools, and businesses

They will play a key role in achieving climate neutrality and restoring nature by protecting and restoring biodiversity in waters, cutting pollution, supporting a sustainable blue economy, and developing the European Digital Twin of the Ocean. All EU Member States are involved in the projects, with actions from the Baltic and North Sea, through the Danube River, the Mediterranean Sea, and across to the Atlantic.

Investing in nature and local communities

The projects will deliver a wide variety of benefits to the ocean and waters, such as:

  • Protection and restoration solutions for degraded coastal and marine habitats
  • Protection and restoration of wetlands, flood plains, coastal wetlands, and salt marshes in the Danube
  • Actions to Prevent, minimize, and remediate chemical pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Bringing sustainable algae-based products and solutions to the market in the Baltic and the North Sea
  • Preventing and eliminating litter, plastics, and microplastics – innovative solutions for waste-free European rivers
  • Reducing marine litter and pollution by using smart and low environmental impact fishing gears
  • Integration of biodiversity monitoring data into the Digital Twin Ocean
  • Creation of an e-library of marine and freshwater species
  • Developing local community-driven business models for ocean farming.

 

We use our own and third-party cookies to enable and improve your browsing experience on our website. If you go on surfing, we will consider you accepting its use.