Marine SABRES has officially signed the charter of the EU Mission: Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030.
EU Missions are mechanisms to bring concrete solutions to the global challenges, aiming to deliver tangible results by 2030. Mission Ocean, as its informally known, aims to "protect and restore the health of our ocean and waters through research and innovation, citizen engagement and blue investments. The Mission’s new approach will address the ocean and waters as one and play a key role in achieving climate neutrality and restoring nature."
Marine SABRES' participation recognises that the project plays "a central role in delivering against and contributing to one or more of the following Mission Ocean and Waters objectives:
Protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, in line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030
Prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas and waters, in line with the EU Action Plan Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil
Make the sustainable blue economy carbon-neutral and circular, in line with the proposed European Climate Law and the holistic vision enshrined in the Sustainable Blue Economy Strategy."
The Marine SABRES project is committed to and will report on:
Supporting the EU Ocean knowledge system and respecting FAIR principles in relation to knowledge and data;
Involving citizens in the decision-making process;
Stimulating investments from public and private sources;
Sharing knowledge and experience and collaborating with other Mission actors;
Taking stock of the collective progress of achieving the Mission objectives and contributing to adjusting its course and steer its actions.
In September of last year, we were pleased to attend the EU Mission Restore our Oceans and Waters event for the Atlantic-Arctic “lighthouse”, which brought together policymakers, researchers, and community members working to protect this vast ecosystem.
Learn more about the Mission Ocean lighthouses in the video below.