This session will present the new Horizon Europe Mission: Ocean, Seas and Waters. The mission's objective is to restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030, taking a systemic approach addressing the connected system of our oceans, seas, rivers and waters as a whole. In line with the European Green Deal, this mission seeks to protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems, prevent and eliminate pollution and make the blue economy climate-neutral and circular.
These objectives will be facilitated by a digital ocean and water knowledge system and broad public participation. The session will discuss the central role that regions will play in the delivery of the mission and the twin digital and green transitions.