Deliverables

DELIVERABLES

DecarbonyT deliverables timetable

D01 - Draft Inception report

The draft Inception report contains the foreseen timetable, the team and the specific outline of the methods to be used.
It will be presented and discussed with CINEA and DGMARE at the kick-off meeting (Feb-24). This report will contain a detailed roadmap of the planned work as set out in the proposal.

Subtask 0b – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 1 (Dec-23)

D02 - Final Inception report

Following the kick-off meeting the draft Inception report will be formally approved by CINEA and a Final Inception report delivered. It will contain an overview of the activities and methods, as well as a schedule including an explanation of possible deviations and adaptations. The Consortium will provide invoice for the first interim payment and supporting documents in accordance with Articles 1.6 of the Framework Contract.

Subtask 0b

Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 2 (Jan-24)

D03 - First Progress report

The first Progress report will be submitted containing an overview, the achievements and deliverables of the tasks performed during the preceding 9 months.

Subtask 0b – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 10 (Sep-24)

D04 - Interim report

The Interim Report will present a detailed overview, including the progress, the achievements and deliverables performed during the first 14 months of the action implementation. This report will be analysed by CINEA services and additional information may be requested or changes may be proposed in order to redirect the work if necessary. The Interim Report will be formally approved by CINEA. Invoice for the second interim payment and Declaration of pre-existing rights.

Subtask 0b – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 14 (Jan-25)

D05 - Second Progress report

The second Progress report will be submitted containing an overview, the achievements and deliverables of the tasks performed during the preceding 9 months.

Subtask 0b – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 18 (May-25)

D06 - Draft Final report

The final report will present and discuss in detail the findings of the study. It will finalize the information collection presented in the Interim report with information of the main technical specifications of gears tested (modifications and innovations) in the Task 2. Pilot project for improved fishing gears development and testing at sea. It will include an in-depth analysis of how the results were obtained. Full empirical and bibliographical data will also be provided.

Subtask 0b – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 23 (Oct-25)

D07 - Second Progress report

The Final Report will include an abstract and a separate Executive summary (including the main findings, conclusions, and recommendations).

Subtask 0b – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 24 (Nov-25)

D08 - Kick-off meeting minutes

Minutes of the kick-off meeting (KM) will be made by the coordinator and circulated.

Subtask 0a – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 2 (Jan-24)

D09 - First coordination meeting minutes (Orientation meeting)

An orientation meeting (OM) will be made to introduce and familiarize partners with the project program, experimental protocols and set of procedures. The OM minutes will ensure standardized procedures and guarantee regular communications and collaborations among the partners during the Pilots and data collection. As requested during the Kick-off meeting, full details of the experimental fishing gears will be provided.

Subtask 0a – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 5 (Apr-24)

D10 - Second coordination meeting minutes (Interim meeting)

Minutes of the interim meeting (IM) will be made by the coordinator and circulated. These coordination meeting minutes will keep all partners informed about the progress of the project in all gear/area combinations and to discuss the results, the plan and where corrective actions are necessary.

Subtask 0a – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR)

Month 13 (Dec-24)

D11 - Synopsis of existing research on gear modifications towards the decarbonisation of the Mediterranean and Black Sea trawling fleet

A summary on the identification of the suitable solutions to be transferred to trawling fishing vessels that have been identified so far.

Subtask 1a – Emilio Notti (P1, CNR) 

Month 12 (Nov-24)

D12 - Operative tools for the analysis of the fuel consumption and carbon emissions by fleet/gear and area

Description and application of methodologies aimed to estimate fuel consumption and carbon emission by fleet segments. Methodologies presented will be a top-down methodology that relies on open access data and a fully functional R-based procedure that allows a bottom-up estimation of the performance of fleets in terms of carbon footprint.

Subtask 1b – Tommaso Russo (P5, CONISMA) 

Month 12 (Nov-24)

D13 - Assessment on the effectiveness of gear modifications in the reduction of fishing fuel footprint

Results of the potential fuel consumption by fleet segment after the implementation of gear modifications will be presented and compared with actual estimated fuel consumption levels. Therefore, an assessment of the effectiveness of gear modifications in the reduction of overall carbon emissions will be presented.

Subtask 1c – Anna Nora Tassetti (P1, CNR) 

Month 22 (Sep-25)

D14 - NFT Smart Contract for Integration of NFT Creation and distribution mechanisms

Release of the working carbon footprint verification module. Mechanisms (smart contract) to distribute NFTs/credits based on verified mitigation data.

Subtask 1d – Andrea Rosini (S1, Differens)

Month 12 (Nov-24)

D15 - Security layer

Cryptographic measures and other security layers to ensure the inviolability and integrity of the data on the blockchain.

Subtask 1d – Andrea Rosini (S1, Differens)

Month 16 (Mar-25)

D16 - A working carbon footprint verification module

Analyses of other relevant elements that could contribute to the decarbonization of the trawling fishing fleet.

Subtask 1d – Andrea Rosini (S1, Differens)

Month 18 (May-25)

D17 - Systematic database - and associated report - on the existing knowledge on the energy transition in EU fisheries sectors

The systematic database - and associated report - will include all the collected records (reports, scientific papers) retrieved after searching for “Technological-economic analysis for the energy transition of the fisheries sector” topic.

Subtask 1e – Maria Cristina Mangano (P14, SZN) 

Month 12 (Nov-24)

D18 - Detailed research protocol that outlines standard pilot study’s procedures, methods, and objectives

Definition of a well-planned and standard pilot studies. Specification of the data collection instruments and any pre-established criteria for data inclusion or exclusion. The protocol will ensure all data collection methodologies are standardized and consistent for all pilot studies.

Subtask 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 2j

Antonello Sala (P1, CNR), Beatriz Guijarro  (P9, IEO-CSIC)

Month 3 (Feb-24)

D19 - Systematic database - and associated report - on the existing knowledge on the energy transition in EU fisheries sectors

Report on technological innovations/gear modifications tested to mitigate fuel use and GHG emissions. Major contributions are expected from all partners involved in the pilot studies. Subtask leaders must prepare a comprehensive report summarizing the pilot study's findings and the steps taken to standardize methodologies and data collection.

Subtask 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 2j

Antonello Sala (P1, CNR), Beatriz Guijarro  (P9, IEO-CSIC)

Month 18 (May-25)

D20 - Peer review paper

Submission of a peer-review article summarizing the information collection on gear modifications towards the decarbonisation of the Mediterranean and Black Sea trawling fleet.

Subtask 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e – Emilio Notti (P1, CNR) 

Month 24 (Nov-25)

D21 - Peer review paper

Submission of a peer-review article summarizing the information on fuel consumption and carbon emissions by fleet/gear and area.

Subtask 1b, 1c – Tommaso Russo (P5, CONISMA) 

Month 24 (Nov-25)

D22 - Peer review paper

Submission of a peer-review article on a blockchain-based NFT tracking system designed to measure and validate via blockchain the degree of carbon footprint mitigation of innovative gears and improved fishing practice solutions.

Subtask 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 2j

Antonello Sala (P1, CNR) 

Month 24 (Nov-25)

D23 - Peer review paper

Submission of a peer-review article summarizing the socio-economic analysis and conclusions from gear testing.

Subtask 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d – Paolo Accadia (P13, NISEA) 

Month 24 (Nov-25)

D24 - Socioeconomic impact analysis of fuel price variations on fisheries

Analysis of the impacts of recent variations in fuel price on fisheries economic performance.

Subtask 3b – Angelos Liontakis (P6,FRI) 

Month 16 (Mar-25)

D25 - Cost-Benefit Analysis on the simulated technical innovations

A short-term socioeconomic analysis on the cost of upgrading to less fuel intensive towed gear for the technical innovations tested in each pilot studies.

Subtask 3c – Paolo Accadia (P13, NISEA) 

Month 22 (Sep-25)

D26 - Report with BEMTOOL results for GSA 9, 10, and 11

A short-medium-long term analysis on the impact of upgrading to less fuel intensive towed gear for the technical innovations on the target stocks and on the relevant fleet segments.

Subtask 3d – Isabella Bitetto (P4, COISPA) 

Month 16 (Mar-25)

D27 - Report with Ecopath, Ecosym, Ecospace model results for GSA6

Evaluation of biological and economic impact of upgrading less fuel intensity towed gears in the short-medium-long term in GSA6.

Subtask 3d – Miquel Ortega (P8, ICM-CSIC) 

Month 22 (Sep-25)

D28 - Project website

Project structure, objectives and major achievements made accessible to the consortium and the outside world through a project website, to be regularly updated.

Subtask 4d – Andrea Rosini (S1, Differens) 

Month 6 (May-24)

D29 - Stakeholders’ engagement and dissemination reports

Three project reports describing the engagement with stakeholders and the dissemination of the meetings results.

Subtask 4a, 4b, 4c – Alessandro Buzzi (P16, WWF) 

Month 7 (Jun-24)

Month 13 (Dec-24)

Month 24 (Nov-25)

D30 - Project factsheet

A 2-page newsletter, glossy leaflet or flyer will be made by the coordinator. This will contain general information about the work programme, partners, published results, and exploitation strategy. This factsheet will be broadly distributed (e.g., EU, CINEA, partners, industry, scientific meetings).

Subtask 4d – Antonello Sala (P1, CNR) 

Month 2 (Jan-24)

Month 24 (Nov-25)