The European Commission has decided on a number of strategic areas to focus on for the new research framework programme Horizon Europe. This will follow on from the current programme Horizon 2020. This new framework programme will last from 2021 until 2027. This includes moon landing-styled missions aimed at tackling some of the greatest challenges that Europe faces. One of these is “Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters”.
Its mission board will be chaired by Pascal Lamy, a former Trade Commissioner and Director-General of the World Trade Organisation with representation from various experts. The full composition and further information about the mission(s)s can be found here.