Advancing Ecosystem-Based Management through Hybrid Blue-Grey Infrastructures in Marine and Coastal Areas

January 2024 - June 2027

Funded by
European Research Executive Agency (REA) under the HORIZON Innovation Actions framework


TRANSEATION represents a significant advancement in ecosystem-based management through the development of hybrid blue-grey infrastructures in marine and coastal areas. With the aim of protecting and restoring the health of marine ecosystems, this innovative project combines nature-based solutions, social participation, and digitalization. Driven by the European Commission, it has an extensive network of partners and collaborators, including research centers, industrial companies, and environmental management organizations.

Project Description

TRANSEATION’s main objective is to validate a new ecosystem-based management approach through the application of hybrid blue-grey infrastructures in marine and coastal areas. This project will demonstrate the effectiveness of these infrastructures in preserving marine biodiversity and ecosystem services while addressing key social challenges. Through three specific use cases, TRANSEATION identifies five core objectives, including the application of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), demonstrating the effectiveness of hybrid infrastructures, and exploring digital solutions for monitoring and social participation.

Ocean Ecostructures (OE) brings its expertise in designing and implementing marine biodiversity regeneration systems. Through scientific innovations and nature-based solutions, OE revitalizes grey marine infrastructures into “blue oases,” contributing to biodiversity recovery and community well-being. Within the TRANSEATION project, OE will lead efforts to demonstrate how marine wind energy infrastructures can be considered as hybrid blue-grey, integrating marine regeneration solutions into this key renewable energy sector


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