Preparing the Research & Innovation Core for Mission Ocean, Seas & Waters
3 years | June 2022 - June 2025
HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-01 Preparation for deployment of lighthouse demonstrators and solution scale ups and cross-cutting citizen and stakeholder involvement
5 million €
Submariner Network Full member
Submariner Network Full member
EuroMarine Association France
Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) France
ERINN Innovation Ireland
University College Cork (UCC) Ireland
National Research Council (CNR) Ireland
Galway Atlantic Aquaria (GAA) Ireland
Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPIO) Belgium
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) & Blue Cluster Belgium
Marine Research Consortium (KDM) Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD Germany
Centro Tecnológico del Mar (CETMAR) Spain
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Spain
Nordland Research Institute (NRI) Norway
Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission, the Horizon Europe Missions seek to enable large-scale transformations as solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world (cancer, climate change, protecting our oceans, greener cities and ensuring soil health and food). The Missions’ intend to link initiatives across different disciplines, mobilise policymakers, stakeholders and citizens, and leverage public and private investments towards their goals. The objective of the Mission Ocean, seas and waters is to restore the health of our ocean, seas and waters by 2030, with specific goals for each sea-basin.
The Mission will be implemented in two different phases: a 1st “development and piloting” phase (2021-2025), followed by a 2nd “deployment and upscaling” phase (2026-2030). During the 1st phase, a series of lighthouse demonstrators are expected to develop scalable solutions for the 2nd deployment phase.
PREP4BLUE’s overarching objective is to develop the R&I implementation modalities and to facilitate a successful first phase of the Mission Ocean. Our outcomes will allow the Mission Lighthouse Areas to develop and pilot innovation of all forms: technological, social, business models and governance; with an emphasis on the methodologies that will allow co-design and co-implementation of solutions with citizens and stakeholders.
PREP4BLUE will achieve this through the following interlinked set of activities:
ensure that all EC, international, national and regional initiatives are aligned and complement each other to achieve the Mission Ocean, Seas and Waters objectives
Develop a strong Mission Narrative and run innovative physical and virtual Mission Spaces that will improve and increase stakeholders and citizen engagement.
Ensure active citizen and stakeholder participation through the design and management of a network of citizen and stakeholder assemblies with well developed co-creation methods and actions
Support AI driven knowledge management (Mission Dashboard) to ensure high potential solutions are identified and effectively transferred to target end-users for uptake/application in support of the Mission
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