Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:
Proposals should expand the collection of ocean datasets related to biodiversity (species, habitats, ecological interactions, human activities, and their impacts), possibly using the cascading grant scheme, putting in place agreements with owners of previously inaccessible or neglected data including biodiversity, fisheries, international programmes (e.g.: ICOS, OBIS, MBON, ARGOS, (marine GEO BON), Nature Directives and MSFD reports, citizen science, national monitoring programmes, as well as ocean weather data, observations related to blue carbon, etc. Proposals should collect, process or reformat as necessary, and feed existing ocean and future datasets into the DTO infrastructure.
Proposals should address all activities and tasks as described below, in cooperation and complementarity with the linked actions and other relevant actions.
1. Increasing flow of relevant biodiversity data based on literature, evaluations of EU regulations and results of relevant EU projects and studies and data collected by industry for regulatory purposes (Environmental Impact Assessment Directives):
2. Development of the biodiversity digital component and its integration in the DTO architecture:
4. Define performance indicators to measure the success of the project and define achievable targets regarding increasing biodiversity data flows into the DTO by 2030.Specific Topic Conditions:
Activities are expected to achieve TRL 5 to 7 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.Cross-cutting Priorities: