The Partnership boosts the transformation towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive and competitive blue economy. We aim to restore the ocean’s health, resilience and services to people by enabling economic activity that is climate-neutral, sustainable and productive.  


  • by 2030: give the transformation towards a climate-neutral, sustainable, productive and competitive blue economy a boost
  • by 2050: create and support the conditions for a healthy ocean for the people


Through this vision we work together to support key EU policy objectives of Green transition, digital transformation and recovery and ultimately contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

€ 450
Million planned
over 7 years
& the European Commission

Facts & Figures

Intervention areas

Intervention Areas are set in the Annual Work Programme of the Partnership and are based on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the Member States and Associated Countries’ priorities. Intervention Areas for future calls and activities will be developed according to an annual cycle. 

Digital Twin of the Ocean at sub- sea-basin scale

Developing and validating digital twin of the ocean representations of marine assets, processes or systems to provide users with answers to “what if” questions about ocean developments, including effective marine and maritime spatial planning and technology development at regional to local scales.

Blue generation marine structures

Developing multi-use structures across multiple offshore industries in key sectors such as transport, energy and food to create synergetic benefits and support the diversification strategy of the EU.

Planning and managing sea-uses

Innovating the management of sea-uses by integrating tools and approaches of artificial intelligence-based Maritime Spatial Planning, maritime surveillance, and the seafloor in 4D.

Healthy ‘Blue Food’ under a ’One Health’ approach

Promoting sustainable management of ocean bioresources and food generating capacity through integrated, unifying and nature-based approaches that benefit people, plants, animals and ecosystems.

Enabling the green transition of ‘Blue Food’ production

Exploring technological, digital, smart and circular solutions for the just transition of Blue Food sectors into a sustainable and productive, competitive and climate-neutral future.

How can you engage?

The Partnership seeks to engage stakeholders across ocean industry sectors, policy, scientific disciplines, and civil society. You can engage in six co-funded calls over the seven-year timeframe 2022-2029. We will further add value with complementary actions and resource mobilisation, including: 

  • research infrastructures 
  • thematic programmes 
  • streamlining other funding sources  


As a Partnership, we engage with initiatives at the level of sea basins and the Atlantic Ocean. At global level, we promote the EU approach to a sustainable blue economy. We seek synergies with other Partnerships and the Mission Restore our Seas and Oceans. In parallel, we are establishing a community of practice with different stakeholders to co-design activities. 


  • Secretariat: Ministry of Universities and Research, Italy - sbep@mur.gov.it
  • Co-coordinator: Research Council of Norway
  • Brussels Cellule
    Kathrine Angell-Hansen, ka@forskningsradet.no
    Julie Olivier, j.olivier@fz-juelich.de
    Angiolo Boncompagni, angiolo.boncompagni@est.mur.gov.it
    Maurice Heral, maurice.heral@agencerecherche.fr

Sea basin nodes

  • Atlantic Ocean
    Ireland, Majbritt Bolton-Warberg, majbritt.bolton-warberg@marine.ie
    Portugal, Natalia Ospina-Alvarez, natalia.ospina@aircentre.org
  • Baltic Sea
    Estonia, Rene Reisner, rene.reisner@envir.eem, Eve Külmallik , Eve.Kylmallik@agri.ee, Liis Kikas, liis.kikas@envir.ee
    Poland, Monika Wloszek, monika.wloszek@ncbr.gov.pl
  • Black Sea
    Bulgaria, Milen Baltov, mbaltov@bfu.bg
    Turkey, Ebru Aydin, ebru.aydin@tubitak.gov.tr
  • Mediterranean Sea
    Greece, Argiro Karahaliou, akarah@gsrt.gr
    Malta, Maria Azzopardi, maria.azzopardi.2@gov.mt
  • North Sea
    Belgium, Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet, ann.katrien.lescrauwaet@vliz.be
    Netherlands, Lisette Enserink, lisette.enserink@rws.nl




Faroe Islands

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Stay updated