2nd Mission Arena by Blue Mission BANOS

25–26 Apr 2024 | Riga, Latvia

25 April 2024 - 26 April 2024

1048 Riga, Latvia

Durbes iela 4

H2O 6 kvartāls Event Hall

2nd Mission Arena by Blue Mission BANOS

2nd Mission Arena Supporters

We thank the following projects for financing and organising workshops during the 2nd Mission Arena:


Preparing the Research & Innovation Core for Mission Ocean, Seas & Waters
Funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program, PREP4BLUE is a €4.9 million, three-year project that will set the foundations for co-creating and co-implementing the research and innovation required to achieve Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.


Pioneering sustainable aquaculture systems through industrial symbiosis
TETRAS aims to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) by demonstrating new concepts of industrial symbiosis where RAS are placed strategically or combined with industrial processes to increase resource efficiency (water or energy) while producing affordable and healthy food.


Promoting sustainable and innovative algae products and solutions in the Baltic and North Seas
AlgaeProBanos aims to accelerate product development and market access of sustainable algae solutions. AlgaeProBANOS supports six business pilots, SMEs, and startups, to bring eight algae products to the market (TRL7-9), in food, feed, nutraceuticals, textiles, cosmetics and plant biostimulants applications.


Promoting sustainable fisheries for invasive species in the Baltic Sea
Through transnational cooperation and competence-building of fishers, gear manufacturers, the industry and relevant regulatory authorities, the Round Goby project will promote round goby fishing by exploring management options, developing jointly approved fishing methods and reporting systems as well as showcasing production of high value products for local markets.

Blue Bio Clusters

This project brings together 12 organisations from 10 European countries, which are highly skilled in assisting start-ups, companies and policymakers to advance blue innovations. They will join forces to offer blue bioeconomy players innovative business development tools and methods, and will create a long-lasting impact by engaging directly with hundreds of regional actors to stimulate collaboration and positive change.


Coherence & compliance in ocean governance for the European green deal
CrossGov’s core objective is to enhance knowledge on how coherence and cross-compliance of marine related policies and legislation affect the ability to realise the European Green Deal and Sustainable Blue Economy, and to co-create proposals and roadmaps for more consistent and integrated approaches towards this end.

Cool Blue Baltic

Towards local community-driven business models: Regenerative ocean farming
COOL BLUE Baltic aims to support community-led regenerative “ocean farming” in marine, brackish or freshwater ecosystems across the Baltic and North Seas. The project hopes to create an enabling environment for community enterprises predominantly through education, awareness-raising and community activism. Together, the projects will demonstrate the technical, social, economic and environmental feasibility of regenerative aquaculture to restore ecosystems while creating future-proof jobs in the process.


MSP4BIO stands for Improved Science-Based Maritime Spatial Planning to Safeguard and Restore Biodiversity in a coherent European MPA network. It is a project financed by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme. It started in August 2022 and will be implemented until July 2025.


Blueprint demonstration for co-created effective, efficient, and resilient networks of MPAs
BLUE4ALL is a HORIZON Europe Ocean Mission project working towards addressing marine conservation and restoration challenges in Europe. It proposes a new approach to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that aligns with EU Biodiversity Strategy and national initiatives.

Blue Bio Techpreneurs

Empowering blue biotech entrepreneurs for a sustainable future, bridging skills gaps, inspiring innovators, and nurturing blue careers in Europe


Forward Looking at the Offshore Renewables
Developing tools and activities to support and expand the Pact for Skills in the Offshore Renewable Energies.


Floating islands as biodiversity pit stops and pollution cut outs towards more resilient cities
The project aims to preserve biodiversity richness and restore the quality of water ecosystems in urban areas by co-creating and piloting 3 innovative green infrastructure elements involving target groups from Estonia and Latvia. A ready-to-use, well-tested and socially promoted solution - BioFloat floating islands concept will be designed according to municipalities' needs and will contribute to a more sustainable and resilient program area.

LIFE GoodWater IP

Implementation of River Basin Management Plans of Latvian towards good surface water status
The overall aim of LIFE GoodWater IP is to improve the status of water bodies at risk in Latvia by means of the full implementation of the measures laid down in the Daugava, Gauja, Lielupe and Venta River Basin Management Plans.


Building trust in target groups for ALUM treatment - an effective, yet misunderstood method for water quality improvement
The project TRUST ALUM helps public authorities in the Baltic countries make better use of ALUM water treatment and improve water quality in lakes.

LIFE IP Rich Waters

LIFE IP Rich Waters tackles some of the most serious environmental problems that affect the quality and vitality of the water bodies of the Northern Baltic Sea River Basin – eutrophication, barriers to fish migration and environmental pollutants. LIFE IP Rich Waters aims at developing new and better methods to combat these problems in a cost-effective way.

The project is a partnership between authorities, municipalities, companies, researchers and water conservation associations – for the benefit of our common waters.


Baltic Sustainable Boating 2030 - Making Leisure Boating In The Baltic Sea Fit For The Post-Pandemic Boating Tourism Market
The project BaltSusBoating 2030 creates a pan-Baltic cooperation platform to turn the Baltic Sea region into a sustainable and competitive leisure boating destination.

Eko Marina

Eko Marina is a collaboration between IVL and Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment, funded by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.