Skip to main content
EU Blue Economy Observatory
Call for proposalsClosed

Cross-basin topic - Analysis of the obstacles and opportunities for repurposing aged/unused offshore infrastructures HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-07


Publication date
17 January 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
20 September 2023, 17:00 (CEST)


Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030 (HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01)

Subject: proposals should address all following issues:

  1. Carry out a review of existing experiences, strategies and programmes for alternatives to offshore platforms decommissioning;
  2. Design a framework for cost-benefit analysis of potential options to decommissioning of offshore platforms, including a risk/benefit analysis of these potential options on marine ecosystems and biodiversity;
  3. Examine related legal, regulatory and policy issues;
  4. Carry out informed discussions among major stakeholders, environmental organisations and NGOs, owners and operators, national and regional public authorities (including Regional Sea Conventions) and agencies for defining actions to address obstacles and opportunities for repurposing aged/unused offshore platforms and identify at least 3 promising sites for future demonstration activities;
  5. Assess the socio-economic benefits including job creation of decommissioning versus repurposing.