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Demonstration of marine and coastal infrastructures as hybrid blue-grey Nature-based Solutions HORIZON-CL6-2023-BIODIV-01-7


Publication date
22 December 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
28 March 2023, 17:00 (CEST)


Biodiversity and ecosystem services (HORIZON-CL6-2023-BIODIV-01)

Projects results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Pave the way for a new level of ecosystem-based management, in which future marine and coastal infrastructures (e.g., protection of coastal and urban areas from climate change impacts, offshore windfarms, harbours, tourism development, bridges, etc.) are intentionally designed and actively used to support the restoration (where the term encompasses multiple approaches to actively rehabilitate, repair, reallocate or reinvent damaged biodiversity and ecosystem processes and services) of marine ecosystem health and services (including climate mitigation & adaptation), where nature-based solutions alone cannot be envisaged;
  • Contribute to the development of a framework for “blue buildings” rating based on the model of the LEED[2] (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating system;
  • Upscale Blueprints integrating the conception, installation, exploitation, maintenance of hybrid blue-grey infrastructures that are beneficial to ecosystem functioning and restoration;
  • Mainstream biodiversity in marine and coastal infrastructures and activities.