Fish-X: €6m Horizon Europe Project in 2022 to 2025
|Project Title||Fish-X: Providing a European Fisheries Dataspace through a consultative approach|
|Funding Body||Horizon Europe|
|Total Project Budget||€ 6,039,580|
|Total Grant Funding||€ 4,545,488|
|Funding Contribution||70% Grant|
|Number of Partners||10|
|Number of Countries||5 (Germany, France, Croatia, Portugal, Belgium)|
|Project Start Date||June 2022|
|Project End Date||June 2025|
Developing a Fisheries DataSpace (Fish-X) and ‘Insight Platform – based on smart orchestrated architecture and open interoperable technology via Gaia-X – that will enable users to implement data to improve fishing methods, increase yields, protect endangered fisheries stocks and streamline MCS processes supporting the implementation of the CFP.
The project will also be developing a series of industry and Fisheries agency to consultatively participate in developing and refining new technologies in light of the changes and review of CFP.
A shared vision
The consortium has a shared vision to produce a user-friendly, open, interoperable and integrated portal that improves on Google’s Global Fishing Watch project by utilising:
- European Excellency: Knowledge in the Fishing Sector from world-leading organisations such as Sciaena and World Wildlife Foundation (project partners)
- Novel and exiting infrastructure: Extensive monitoring of fishing activity across the globe based on existing infrastructure which will be complemented by cutting-edge technology (use cases). Project partner North.io provides the link to MARISPACE-X, it being a lead partner in that funded project.
- State-of-the-Art Intelligence: Advanced predictive models based on novel applications of big data, machine learning and AI-technology. To be developed and delivered by CLS, North.io and OURZ.
- Data Security and Sovereignty: Using European standards, servers and complying with EU regulations on the use of data.
The project aim was to enable data-driven decisions, knowledge sharing, stakeholder education and positive impact on the journey towards a sustainable fisheries sector as laid out in the EU Green Deal: “European farmers and fishers are key to managing the transition [to a more sustainable food policy]. The Farm to Fork Strategy will strengthen their efforts to tackle climate change, protect the environment and preserve biodiversity.”
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