Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’ is one of the five European missions, working towards a greener, healthier, more inclusive, and resilient continent and globe. The Missions are a novelty of Horizon Europe aspiring to provide solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, through new forms of research, innovation, governance and collaboration, as well as by engaging citizens. The Missions have ambitious goals and will deliver tangible results by 2030.
Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters’ aims in the next decade to restore the health of one of our most precious common goods: our ocean and waters by 2030 as a major contributor to the European Green Deal, the Ocean Decade and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mission Ocean, seas and water aims at restoring the health of our ocean and waters by 2030, as a major contributor to the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals. Research and innovation will be a key component of the Mission, which will link initiatives across disciplines, mobilise policymakers, stakeholders and citizens, and leverage public and private investments.
This Mission objective has three specific and measurable goals: to protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity, to prevent and eliminate pollution of our ocean, seas and waters and to make the Blue Economy sustainable, carbon neutral and circular.