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New Copernicus capability for trophic ocean networks

Objective

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.
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 organizations 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.

Coordinator

MERCATOR OCEAN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 129 125,00
Address
2 Avenue De L Aerodrome De Montaudran
31400 Toulouse
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 129 125,00

Participants (20)

BOLDING & BRUGGEMAN APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 428 093,00
Address
Strandgyden 25 Baaring Mark
5466 Asperup

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 428 093,00
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 657 631,00
Address
Jahnebakken 3
5007 Bergen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 657 631,00
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 062 781,00
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 062 781,00
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 346 375,00
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane

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Region
Bretagne Bretagne Finistère
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 346 375,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 834 125,00
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
34010 Sgonico-trieste

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 834 125,00
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 447 763,75
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 447 763,75
BUNDESAMT FUR SEESCHIFFFAHRT UND HYDROGRAPHIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 306 612,50
Address
Bernhard-nocht-strasse 78
20359 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 306 612,50
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 248 718,75
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 248 718,75
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 527 812,50
Address
Via Marco Biagi 5
73100 Lecce

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Region
Sud Puglia Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 527 812,50
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 791 212,50
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 791 212,50
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 361 483,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 361 483,75
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 131 312,50
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 131 312,50
LOBELIA EARTH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 105 937,50
Address
Cl Congres Num 49
08031 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 105 937,50
ECOPATH INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE ASOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 111 968,75
Address
Calle Mestre Nicolau 8
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 111 968,75
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 276 593,75
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 276 593,75
MINDS TECHNOLOGIES KAI EPISTIMES PERIVALLONTOS I.K.E.
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 206 187,50
Address
2km Leoforou Lavriou Souniou
195 00 Lavrio

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 206 187,50
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 109 312,50
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta

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Region
Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 109 312,50
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 208 750,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 208 750,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 213 483,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 213 483,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 22 308,75
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 22 308,75

Partners (2)

MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data