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Posted 2024-01-29 13:57:35 by

The ESA (European Space Agency) InCubed Programme invites innovators to its latest thematic call focused on the maritime sector.

Part of the InCubed co-funded programme, this call focuses on developing innovative and commercially viable products and services using space borne earth observation in the maritime domain.

This is a unique opportunity to develop cutting-edge products and services using Earth Observation. Key areas include; maritime security, maritime transportatin, pollution, fisheries, aquaculture and renewable energy.

Oceans play a crucial role in upholding economies, providing food and energy, enabling transport routes, and preserving life on Earth. In recent years there has been an increased emphasis on oceans in various global, national, and regional initiatives. Currently, maritime activities significantly contribute to our economic well-being. For instance, the European Union's blue economy alone is responsible for around 4.5 million direct jobs and generates an annual gross added value of nearly 650 billions. Therefore, safeguarding our oceans and the economies they underpin is a top priority on the international agenda. This involves addressing challenges such as resource over-exploitation, pollution, and the impacts of ocean warming to ensure the continued presence of clean, thriving, and sustainable oceans.

In this thematic call, the tenderer is invited to submit ideas to develop sustainable Earth Observation related products (upstream and/or downstream) addressing challenges in the Maritime domain.

Companies are invited to submit ideas by 29th March 2024; click here for more information.