10/01/2021 - 03/31/2023

PLOCAN SPACEPORT: Conceptual Engineering of a Floating Infrastructure Prototype for the Launching of Microsatellites / Minisatellites in the Maritime Zone of the Canary Islands. Concept Models, Feasibility and Socio-Economic Impact Studies

The project aims to establish the feasibility of a sea-based satellite launch infrastructure in the maritime area of the Canary Islands based on the requirements of the national and international market for the segment weighing up to 300 kg (micro and mini satellites). The feasibility of the project will be studied considering its various aspects

01/01/2021 - 06/30/2023

BOOST: Bringing Offshore Ocean Sun to the global market

Solar photovoltaics (PV) has become the world’s fastest growing energy technology, with the annual global market surpassing the 100 gigawatt (GW) level for the first time in 2018 and a cumulative capacity of 583.5 GW in 2019. However, in order to produce large amounts of energy and avoid increasing energy transmission costs, solar power plants

10/01/2020 - 09/30/2023

GROOM II: Gliders for Research, Ocean Observations and Management: Infrastructure and Innovation

Underwater and surface drones, in particular gliders, have become essential vehicles for carrying sensor and scientific instrumentation for most environmental observations from the surface to 6,000 m and for activities supporting the blue economy. Their main advantages are that they are mobile, steerable, persistent and usable in large numbers and at relatively low cost. However,

11/01/2019 - 12/31/2023

EuroSea: Improving and Integrating European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems for Sustainable use of the Oceans

Although the ocean is a fundamental part of the global system providing a wealth of resources, there are fundamental gaps in ocean observing and forecasting systems, limiting our ability in Europe to sustainably manage the ocean and its resources. Ocean observation is “big science” and cannot be solved by individual nations; there is a need

11/01/2021 - 12/31/2023

BLUE UPGRADE: PLOCAN platform and observatory update

BLUE UPGRADE is a strategic project for the PLOCAN infrastructure, which will enable PLOCAN to continue to position itself as a benchmark in the sector of unique marine research infrastructures worldwide. To this end, BLUE UPGRADE comprises 4 lines of action ADS, LIDOM, TROBSCAB and DAVIMAS, on the facilities of the multipurpose offshore platform and

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2023

Ocean-CDR: Ocean-based carbon dioxide removal strategies

With the Paris Agreement, 197 countries have committed to keep global warming “well below 2°C” and to “continue to strive to limit [medio] to a temperature increase of 1.5°C” (UNFCCC 2015). In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change presented a special report stating that the 1.5 degree target is still achievable, but only

02/01/2020 - 01/31/2024

JERICO-S3: Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability

JERICO-RI: Joint European Research Infrastructure for Coastal Observatories – a system of systems that strengthens the European network of coastal observatories by providing a powerful and structured European Research Infrastructure (RI) dedicated to observing and monitoring complex coastal marine areas and to the development and implementation of a European Research Infrastructure for Coastal Observatories: (i)

09/01/2020 - 08/31/2024

AtlantECO: Atlantic Ecosystems assessment, forecasting & sustainability

The ambition of AtlantECO is to develop and apply a novel, unifying framework for providing knowledge-based resources to design policies, support decisions making and engage with citizens to encourage responsible behaviour to manage the Atlantic system and protect its Ecosystem Services (ES) provision. AtlantECO aims to determine the structure and function of the Atlantic microbiome

09/01/2019 - 08/31/2024

BiodivClim: Promoting and implementing joint programming to reinforce transnational research at the crossroad between biodiversity and climate change

The interaction between biodiversity and climate change is strong, bi-directional and often positive (actions in favour of one are also beneficial for the other). While the main drivers of biodiversity loss are habitat degradation, the syndrome of factors directly and indirectly associated with climate change is the dominant threat to biodiversity. A sufficiently detailed and

09/13/2021 - 09/12/2024

NANOCET: New technologies in marine animal health and welfare

This initiative (NANOCET) will advance the development of cutting-edge techniques and technologies for the simultaneous monitoring of the state of animal health (cetaceans) and its correlation with essential variables (EoV) in the marine environment. Thus, the general aim and objective of this project is to track and monitor the state of health of both cetaceans

10/01/2020 - 09/30/2024

TechOceans: Technologies for Ocean Sensing

We will produce and demonstrate in multiple underwater vehicles, 9 new technologies that will enable a radical change in the biology, chemistry and observation of plastics in the ocean. The technologies include 5 sensors, two imaging systems, a sampler and a new image processing method using Artificial Intelligence (AI) that allows data compression and transmission of information on key variables from the remote ocean.

01/01/2022 - 09/30/2024

H2 GREEN: Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

This project proposes various strategic actions to be carried out in coordination between the Autonomous Regions that form part of the proposal and the CSIC to establish, incorporate and consolidate green hydrogen as a solution for the electrification of the national energy system, as well as the decarbonisation of transport and industry. The proposed actions

11/01/2020 - 10/31/2024

MAESHA: Demonstration of Smart and Flexible Solutions for a Decarbonised Energy Future in Mayotte and other European Islands

With the objective of decarbonising the energy systems of the geographical islands, MAESHA will deploy the necessary energy flexibility, storage and management solutions for a high penetration of renewable energies. State-of-the-art technical systems will be developed and installed, supported by effective modelling tools and adapted local markets and business frameworks. A community-based approach will be

01/01/2020 - 12/31/2024

MUSICA: Multiple-use-of Space for Island Clean Autonomy

MUSICA’s overall objective is to accelerate the roadmap for commercialisation of its Multi-Use Platform (MUP) and Multi-Use Space Combination (MUS) for the small island market, and to de-risk future operators and investors, by validating TRL7 and providing real plans to move to mass market commercialisation. The MUSICA solution will be a one-stop-shop for decarbonisation for

01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024

REMAR: Opportunities for the Integration of Ocean Energy into Ibero-American Electricity Grids

The CYTED REMAR NETWORK (opportunities for integration of SEA energies in Ibero-American electricity grids) is an interdisciplinary network that includes experts in marine energies, but also in electricity grid analysis, power electronics and storage systems.

02/01/2021 - 01/31/2025

SATURN: Solutions @ Underwater Radiated Noise

The SATURN consortium brings together leading experts in bioacoustics, population biology, marine mammal, fish and invertebrate biology, marine architecture and engineering, maritime transport, maritime policy, stakeholder involvement and science communication.

01/01/2022 - 01/31/2025

ILIAD: Integrated Digital Framework for Comprehensive Maritime Data and Information Services

ILIAD builds on the assets resulting from two decades of investment in blue economy policy and infrastructure and aims to establish an interoperable, data-intensive and cost-effective Digital Twin of the Oceans (DTO). It leverages the explosion of new data provided by many different Earth sources, advanced computing infrastructures (cloud computing, HPC, Internet of Things, Big

04/01/2021 - 03/31/2025

MINKE: Metrology for Integrated Marine Management and Knowledge-Transfer Network

MINKE will integrate the main European research infrastructures in marine metrology, to coordinate their use and development and to propose an innovative “oceanographic data quality” framework for the different European actors in charge of monitoring and managing marine ecosystems. MINKE proposes a new vision in the design of marine monitoring networks, considering two dimensions of

09/01/2020 - 08/31/2025

Mission Atlantic: Towards the Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Ocean: Mapping and Assessing the present and future status of Atlantic marine ecosystems under the influence of climate change and exploitation

In support of the Belem declaration, Mission Atlantic has brought together scientists, managers and stakeholders from Brazil, South Africa, North America and the EU to address the question “How do drivers of change (climate and social development) and other pressures (exploitation, pollution and acidification) impact Atlantic Ocean ecosystems (past, present and future) and alter the

10/01/2020 - 09/30/2025

BiodivRestore: Promoting & implementing joint programming to reinforce transnational research for the conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems

Many European and global ecosystems are suffering from degradation of terrestrial, aquatic and transitional ecosystems with negative impacts on biodiversity and human livelihoods. In this context, research actions are needed to ensure the protection and/or restoration of ecosystems and their biodiversity, while meeting the socio-economic, political and cultural needs of present and future generations. Through

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