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New Copernicus capability for trophic ocean networks

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Total project cost
€8 527 590
EU Contribution
€8 527 589
Project website
Project Acronym
NECCTON
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Transport mode
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Transport policies
Other specified

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The ocean’s biodiversity supports the livelihood of almost half of the world's population. However, climate change and human activities endanger this biodiversity, which is why it needs to be continuously monitored. The European Copernicus Marine Service provides such marine monitoring, but the current models and methods have room for improvement. The EU-funded NECCTON project will fuse new data into innovative ecosystem models. This will enable the Copernicus Marine Service to offer products that are even more relevant for marine biodiversity conservation and marine food resource management globally, with special focus on regional European seas.

Objectives

The ocean’s biodiversity supports the livelihoods of over three billion people, providing vital services, including food and nutrient cycling. However marine policy and resource management do not yet consider the latest scientific advances, even when the state-of-the-art operational models of the European Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS) are used.
Our objective is to enable CMEMS to deliver novel products that inform marine biodiversity conservation and food resources management, by fusing new data into innovative ecosystem models that integrate biological and abiotic components, habitats, and stressors of marine ecosystems.

Methodology

NECCTON will inter-link new models in the CMEMS systems, thus building novel capacities to simulate higher-trophic-levels, benthic habitats, pollutants, and deliver projections of climate change impacts. We will develop and exploit new data-processing chains, supporting CMEMS' use of novel ecosystem observations, including new hyperspectral data from satellites, as well as available acoustic, pollution and omics data. We will fuse these new data and models by using innovative machine-learning algorithms to improve models and data assimilation methods. These developments will be applied in thirteen case studies, co-designed with fisheries and conservation managers as part of our pathway-to-impact, resulting in the demonstration of Technological Readiness Level 6 of NECCTON products.
The project objectives will be achieved by a team of twenty-three world-class organisations with track records for all the key project components. It includes the CMEMS Entrusted Entity and core developers, who will promote the final uptake of NECCTON by CMEMS.
On project completion, NECCTON will provide CMEMS with the scientific and technical capabilities to sustain twenty-five new products in their operational portfolio, ultimately enabling users to make informed decisions on the exploitation of marine services, enhancing sustainability and conservation.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.4 - Digital, Industry and Space
HORIZON.2.4.10 - Space, including Earth Observation
HORIZON.2.6.4 - Seas, Oceans and Inland Waters
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.6.1 - Environmental Observation
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01-41 Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service evolution

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
MERCATOR OCEAN
Address
2 AVENUE DE L AERODROME DE MONTAUDRAN, 31400 Toulouse, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 129 125
Partner Organisations
Organisation
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Address
PLACE DU 20 AOUT 7, 4000 LIEGE, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 062 781
Organisation
ECOPATH INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE ASOCIACION
Address
CALLE MESTRE NICOLAU 8 BALLATERRA, 08193 CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES BARCELONA, Spain
EU Contribution
€111 969
Organisation
Hellenic Centre For Marine Research
Address
LEOFOROS ATHENS SOUNIO 46 7KM, 19013 ATTIKIA ANAVISSOS, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€131 313
Organisation
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Address
MAX PLANCK STRASSE 1, 21502 GEESTHACHT, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€791 213
Organisation
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Address
RUA PROF DR FREDERICO MACHADO 4 DEPARTAMENTO DE OCEANOGRAFIA E PESCAS UNIV DOS ACORES, 9901-862 HORTA, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€109 313
Organisation
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7, 00185 ROMA, Italy
EU Contribution
€208 750
Organisation
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Address
JAHNEBAKKEN 3, 5007 BERGEN, Norway
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€657 631
Organisation
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C, 34010 Sgonico-Trieste, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€834 125
Organisation
Collecte Localisation Satellites
Address
11 RUE HERMES, 31520 RAMONVILLE ST AGNE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€248 719
Organisation
BUNDESAMT FUR SEESCHIFFFAHRT UND HYDROGRAPHIE
Address
Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 78, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€306 613
Organisation
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
ANKER ENGELUNDS VEJ 101, 2800 KONGENS LYNGBY, Denmark
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€361 484
Organisation
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
1625 ROUTE DE SAINTE ANNE ZONE INDUSTRIELLE DE LA POINTE DU DIABLE, 29280 PLOUZANE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€346 375
Organisation
BOLDING & BRUGGEMAN APS
Address
STRANDGYDEN 25 BAARING MARK, 5466 ASPERUP, Denmark
EU Contribution
€428 093
Organisation
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Address
HEIDELBERGLAAN 8, 3584 CS UTRECHT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€276 594
Organisation
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Address
VIA MARCO BIAGI 5, 73100 LECCE, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€527 813
Organisation
MINDS TECHNOLOGIES KAI EPISTIMES PERIVALLONTOS I.K.E.
Address
2KM LEOFOROU LAVRIOU SOUNIOU, 195 00 LAVRIO, Greece
EU Contribution
€206 188
Organisation
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
RUE MICHEL ANGE 3, 75794 PARIS, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€235 793
Organisation
LOBELIA EARTH SL
Address
CL CONGRES NUM 49, 08031 BARCELONA, Spain
EU Contribution
€105 938
Organisation
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Address
WINTHONTLAAN 2, 3526 KV UTRECHT, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€447 764

Technologies

Technology Theme
Sensor technologies
Technology
Analytics of sensor data
TRL
TRL 6
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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