Related Projects

As part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, HiSea, as well as other related projects has received funding to develop technologies for marine observation solutions. Here are some fellow projects:


Operating a Network of Integrated Observatory Systems in the Mediterranean Sea

ODYSSEA is an EU-funded project targeting Mediterranean marine data, making it easily accessible and operational to multiple end-users.

The project, which received funding through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, aims to develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform which fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin.

The platform will collect data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea.

Start date: June 1, 2017 | End date: November 30, 2021


Improving and Integrating European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems for Sustainable use of the Oceans

EuroSea is a European Union Horizon 2020 Innovation Action which brings together key European actors of ocean observation and forecasting with key end users of ocean observations, responding to the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative.

EuroSea’s innovative demonstration activities are focused on operational services, ocean health and climate, where a dialogue between actors in the ocean observing systems will guide the development of the services.

Start date: November 1, 2019 | End date: December 31, 2023


Integrated Arctic Observation System

INTAROS will develop an efficient integrated Arctic Observation System (iAOS) by extending, improving and unifying existing and evolving systems in the different regions of the Arctic.

An integrated Arctic Observation System will enable better-informed decisions and better-documented processes within key sectors (e.g. local communities, shipping, tourism, fisheries), in order to strengthen the societal and economic role of the Arctic region and support the EU strategy for the Arctic and related maritime and environmental policies.

Start date: December 1, 2019 | End date: November 30, 2021


Earth Observation Services for Fishery, Bivalves Mariculture and Oysterground Restoration along European Coasts

The FORCOAST project seeks to foster market development exploiting the value of Copernicus Earth Observation Products. FORCOAST aims to provide information services that offer high resolution water quality and met-ocean indicators in coastal and nearshore areas, to improve operation, planning and management of different marine activities in the sectors of wild fisheries, oystergrounds restoration, and bivalve mariculture.

FORCOAST is developing, testing and demonstrating, in operational mode, novel Copernicus-based downstream information services that will incorporate Copernicus Marine, Land and Climate Services Products, local monitoring data and advanced modelling in the service. FORCOAST will provide those services in eight pilot service uptake sites covering five different regional waters: North Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and the coastal Atlantic Ocean.

Start date: November 1, 2019 | End date: April 30, 2022


Service to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry

The objective of SAFI project is to exploit Earth Observation resources to support fishery and aquaculture industries in marine coastal regions.

The project will finally lead to the development, deployment and evaluation of an integrated web-GIS, broadcasting SAFI indicators to the various user concerned (industrials, public administrations in charge of fishery/aquaculture planning, EO service providers, great public) that will be feed by a service of EO high level data processing.

Start date: October 1, 2013 | End date: September 30, 2016