Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership decides on first batch of co-funded projects

Nineteen projects are selected for funding in response to the Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership’s first co-funded call ‘The way forward: a thriving sustainable blue economy for a brighter future.’

With the selection of the first projects, the Partnership family is extended and on track to deliver on our ambitious objectives,” says Margherita Cappelletto, the Partnership Coordinator at the Italian Ministry of Research and Universities.   

Collectively, the 19 selected projects address all the five Priority Areas of the call. Priority Area 3 “Climate-neutral, environmentally sustainable, and resource-efficient blue food and feed” had mobilised the strongest response, accounting for 12 of the 19 projects selected.  

Project partners come from 21 different countries, including EU Member States, Associated Countries, and third countries.  

The below list shows the acronym and title of the 19 projects selected for funding. For more information on priority area, consortium members, and project abstract please consult this detailed description

Project acronymTitle
AQUABALANCE Balancing economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the European aquaculture industry 
AquaUP Aquafeed Upgraded: Enhancing Immune Function with Seaweed-modified Functional Compounds 
ARCFISH Digital Twin of the Ocean for Arctic Fisheries 
Blue Bio Boost Boosting seaweed farming through better utilization of genetic resources 
BlueBoost Culture of a wide range of low trophic species to boost sustainable production of Blue Food and reduce environmental footprint 
BluEcho From science to policy: assessing impacts and developing solutions for ship traffic and offshore wind farms through detailed soundmaps 
BLUEWAYSE BLUE WAY to a Sustainable Europe 
CliN-BluFeed A low CO2 smart autonomous multiplatform system to monitor and forecast Calanus finmarchicus stock – a new sustainable climate neutral blue fish feed 
DTO-Track Digital Twin of the Ocean: Animal Tracking 
FAMOS Sustainable, Reliable and Socially Acceptable Modular Floating IslAnds for Multi-use Offshore Spaces 
FOODIMAR Sustainable climate-Friendly quality fOOD Ingredients from MArine side-stReams 
FunSea Functional processing of cultivated seaweeds for novel food products 
INSPIREInnovative design and operation for rare earth material reduction and optimized lifetime for next generation offshore wind-based hydrogen production 
MEDSEAPLAN Data and Scenarios for a Sustainable Mediterranean Blue Economy 
RE-BLUE Resource efficient blue food production from small underutilized pelagic fish species (RE-BLUE) 
SEAFOODTURE Integral valorisation of seaweed biomass for the development of sustainable, high nutritional quality food products
SEAREFINERYImproved valorization of marine sources and processing waste for resource efficient blue food/feed and environmentally sustainable materials development 
SHELLFISHBOOST Boosting the resilience of European shellfish production against climate change-related challenges through genetic selection 
WASTE2TASTE From waste to taste: exploring innovative food applications of postharvest fish losses 


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