Published On: 11 January 2023Categories: News

Description of task

The task is to develop case studies on the Earth Observation (EO) value chain on ocean and coastal related themes for the EU4OceanObs project. From satellite and in situ observation, to monitoring and forecasting services, to data access and cloud services, to marine and coastal derived applications and services. The case studies will highlight the European Union’s contribution along the value chain, providing concrete examples of pan-European and European led initiatives, projects and services to address challenges and problems related to each theme.

Each case study will explore good practices to raise awareness for the essential role of ocean and coastal observations in responding to associated societal challenges. Identifying gaps in observation, monitoring and forecasting, and data access, the case studies also put forward recommendations to address these gaps.

Four case studies are to be developed for the following topics (applicants may apply for one or several topics):

  • Sustainable fisheries management
  • Arctic sea ice
  • Eutrophication
  • Marine litter

For more information on the application guidelines, please click here.

For information on EU4OceanObs use cases, including an EO value chain case study on Sargassum, click here.

Target audience for case studies

These case studies will target the policy-makers, decision-makers and local authorities confronted with the issues and themes, blue economy industries, and researchers looking to collaborate and explore existing services and programmes. They should be easy to read and understandable by a non-scientific audience.

Important dates

Deadline to apply: 23 Jan 2023, 12pm (Paris time)

Desired start date: mid-Feb 2023

Duration: The contract will start from the notification of the contract for a maximum duration of 2 months. This may be modified by an amendment agreed on by both parties.

How to apply?

Applications to develop cases studies for one, several or all of the topics must be submitted via one of the two options below:

If you have any questions please contact


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