New Copernicus capability for ocean food networks

New Copernicus capability for ocean food networks

New Copernicus capability for ocean food networks 700 467 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Mercator Ocean international (MOi) – France

The NECCTON project will develop and disseminate new methods and tools to integrate new biogeochemical and biological data into innovative ecosystem models.

The ocean’s biodiversity supports the livelihood of almost half the world population. However, climate change and human activities endanger the ocean’s biodiversity, which is why it needs to be continuously monitored. Operational oceanography centers provide such marine monitoring, but the current models and methods have room for improvement.

The NECCTON project will enable operational centers to offer products that are even more relevant for marine biodiversity conservation and marine food resource management globally, and in regional seas. NECCTON is co-designing thirteen case studies with stakeholders (e.g., FAO, IUCN, ICES, marine protected area managers) to guarantee that the products of this project will match the requirements of the users and support the conservation of marine life.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030.

Start Date: 01/01/2023
End Date: 31/12/2026

Lead Contact: Stefano Ciavatta (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus
host_programme: Marine Life 2030
ocean_basins: Caribbean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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