FAIR and open data sharing in support of healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



FAIR and open data sharing in support of healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters


The overall objective of this topic is to accelerate research and innovation under this mission area through better access, management, interoperability, reuse and citation of digital information, to be achieved by using and integrating EOSC resources ranging from EOSC federated infrastructures, services and data to guidelines, best practices, tools and metrics for the management of FAIR and open data, and to extend these resources to the relevant marine and maritime domains that are less familiar with EOSC.

Detailed Call Description

Reuse of research data within and across disciplines and borders require openness, infrastructure capacity, better handling, careful management, machine actionability and seamless access to services all along the data life cycle.

The EOSC provides the enabling framework to share, connect and upscale best practices and services by the communities to implement FAIR principles for (open, where possible) data sharing and management. Access to an initial EOSC federation of research infrastructures and their services is being consolidated and concepts such as FAIR data management and FAIR-by-design digital research outputs (data, publications, software, code, protocols, etc.) become more prominent.

The use cases should demonstrate the value of sharing FAIR and open research data, help to establish data sharing and management practices within the involved communities and across the Member States and Associated Countries, leveraging European research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures. Special attention shall be put on aspects of data harmonisation, data quality assurance, integration of data collection, data privacy and security, big-data analysis and machine learning methods, data and model validation, as well as on the socio-economic dimension of the use. Proposals should also foster the creation of user environments that researchers in this field can then use in order to seamlessly interact with digital information in the framework of the EOSC ecosystem.

Call Total Budget

€16,00 million

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


EU contribution per project: between €6,00 and €8,00 million

Thematic Categories

  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture and Maritime Policy
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Fishermen, Aquaculturists, Owners of Vessels
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia
P.O.Box 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Phone Number: +357 22205000
Email Address: support@research.org.cy
Website: https://www.research.org.cy/en/

Contact Persons:
Dr Charalambos Papatryfonos
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 016
Contact Email: cpapatryfonos@research.org.cy

Dr Ioannis Theodorou
Scientific Officer
Contact Phone: +357 22 205 038
Contact Email: itheodorou@research.org.cy

(Publish Date: 14/01/2022-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation: