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MARine COastal BiOdiversity Long-term Observations

Objective

MARCO-BOLO (MBO) aims to structure and strengthen European coastal and marine biodiversity observation capabilities, linking them to global efforts to understand and restore ocean health, hence ensuring that outputs respond to explicit stakeholder needs from policy, planning and industry. To this end MBO will establish and engage with a Community of Practice (CoP) to determine end-user needs with the aim of optimising marine data flows, knowledge uptake, and improving governance based on biodiversity observations.

By exploiting synergies with concurrent projects MBO will develop and demonstrate new autonomous technology for biodiversity mapping and monitoring, and data streams from remote sensing, eDNA, robotics, optical and acoustic observations. Protocols for eDNA-based biodiversity observations are established and validated across applications, taxa and ecosystems. The sequence of the analytical and technical processes for the different use cases will be incorporated into operational Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) and included into online reusable workflows, contributing to the free and open access of EU and global biodiversity information facilities, and to support major EU biodiversity directives and global initiatives.

The project partnership will leverage its international activities (MBON, GOOS, OBIS) and participation in UN Ocean Decade Programmes (Marine Life 2030, OBON, ODIS, Ocean Practices for the Decade) to align the MBO work programme to global CoP, ensuring European participation and leadership in global biodiversity monitoring and global science. MBO results will be designed to build upon existing capability and infrastructures, and to be relevant to existing frameworks so that outputs can be easily integrated into national, regional (EU and adjacent sea basins), and global observation systems, with no delay ensuring the reusability of the investments Europe is already making in data generation.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE CENTRE EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM
Net EU contribution
€ 607 310,00
Address
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (24)

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 672 652,50
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 230 906,00
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
E-SCIENCE EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 202 337,50
Address
Plaza De Espana S/n, Sector Ii-iii
41071 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 359 062,50
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 361 882,50
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 681 640,00
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75007 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 79 250,00
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 145 225,00
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
024053 Bucharest

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 127 000,00
Address
Avda Molini 6
41012 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 139 908,75
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 121 250,00
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 181 187,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 301 250,00
Address
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 559 861,00
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
€ 0,25
UKRAINIAN SCIENTIFIC CENTRE OF ECOLOGY OF THE SEA
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 10 975,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 461 937,50
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
€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 192 725,00
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEASCAPE BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 362 835,00
Address
Kindermansstraat 14 Bus 19
1000 Brussel

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 296 250,00
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ERINN INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 467 500,00
Address
Olympic House Pleasants Street
D08H67X Dublin

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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
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 234 250,00
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 251 606,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 122 080,00
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 84 155,00
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
€ 0,00

Partners (3)

MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen

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Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB 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
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data