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Maritime Sustainability Task Force


ESA launched the Maritime Sustainability Task Force in 2024 in order to identify and agree on short- and long-term priority areas for the maritime sector and to leverage space-based solutions on a wide scale to maximise their impact. 

With a strong focus on implementation,  Task Force members have been drawn from across the maritime sector, bringing distinct expertise and know-how to the group. They have a joint mission to develop and deliver innovative projects which support the decarbonisation of the maritime sector, protect marine ecosystems and help strengthen the maritime economy across Europe and beyond.


The Task Force is working to define the main topics of focus for upcoming activity and funding opportunities. The Maritime Decarbonisation call covers the following main topics:

  • Digitilisation and Logistics Optimisation
  • Maritime Autonomy
  • Ports Decarbonisation
  • Green Propulsion

The Blue Capital call is focusing on the following key areas:

  • Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Blue Finance


Members of the Maritime Task Force are: 

Damens Shipyard Group – owners of 35 shipyards worldwide

DNV – Norwegian-based independent experts in assurance and risk management

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) – maritime authority serving EU maritime interests

Grimaldi Euromed SPA - ro-ro ship owners and operators

International Windship Association - industry association

Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping - not-for-profit R&D centre


MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Company - container shipping line


Ocean Autonomy Cluster - maritime cluster


One Sea Association - industry association


TMA Blue Tech - maritime cluster
Wallenius Wilhelmsen - ro-ro ship owners and operators

More members will be added to the Maritime Task Force in the future.


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