Project ID 549RER2014

The MARCO-BOLO project aims to structure and strengthen European coastal and marine biodiversity observation capabilities, linking them to global efforts (e.g. MBON, GOOS, OBIS and UN Ocean Decade Programmes Marine Life 2030, OBON, ODIS, Ocean Practices for the Decade) to understand and restore ocean health, and ensuring outputs respond to explicit stakeholder needs from policy, planning, and industry.

  • On-going

USD 718,269

Total Project Budget


Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.12.01
End Date 2026.11.30
Benchmark as of 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission European Commission 718,269 -

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IOC1 - Member States critically supported in strengthening their capacity to conduct marine scientific research, generate knowledge, and develop and implement science-based tools, services, and policies in order to reverse the decline in ocean health and accelerate the transition towards sustainable management of ocean-related risks and opportunities
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%