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Ecocentric management for sustainable fisheries and healthy marine ecosystems

Objective

The EcoScope project will develop an interoperable platform and a robust decision-making toolbox, available through a single public portal, to promote an efficient, ecosystem-based fisheries management. It will be guided by policy makers and scientific advisory bodies, and address ecosystem degradation and the anthropogenic impact that are causing fisheries to be unsustainably exploited across European Seas. The EcoScope Platform will organise and homogenise climatic, oceanographic, biogeochemical, biological and fisheries datasets for European Seas to a common standard type and format that will be available through interactive mapping layers. The EcoScope Toolbox, a scoring system based on assessments of all ecosystem components, ecosystem and economic models, will operate as a decision-support tool for examining fisheries management and marine policy scenarios and spatial planning simulations. Groups of end-users and stakeholders will be involved in the design, development and operation of both the platform and the toolbox. Novel assessment methods for data-poor fisheries, including non-commercial species, as well as for biodiversity and the conservation status of protected megafauna, will be used to assess the status of all ecosystem components across European Seas and test new technologies for evaluating the environmental, anthropogenic and climatic impact on ecosystems and fisheries. A series of sophisticated capacity building tools (online courses, webinars and games) will be available to stakeholders through the EcoScope Academy. The EcoScope project will provide an effective toolbox to decision makers and end-users that will be adaptive to their capacity, needs and data availability. The toolbox will incorporate methods for dealing with uncertainty; thus, it will promote efficient, holistic, sustainable, ecosystem-based fisheries management that will aid towards restoring fisheries sustainability and ensuring balance between food security and healthy seas.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 672 776,25

Participants (23)

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 404 750
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 296 875
Address
Ul. Gagarin 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 500
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Canada
EU contribution
€ 168 750
Address
Agronomy Road 102-6190
V6T1Z1 Vancouver
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Israel
EU contribution
€ 432 500
Address
Tel Shikmona
31080 Haifa
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUANTITATIVE AQUATICS INC
Philippines
EU contribution
€ 162 180
Address
Irri Gs Khush Hall College
4031 Los Banos
Activity type
Other
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 344 170
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 332 293,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 356 806,25
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 353 707,50
Address
Mynachlog
LL74 8SG Tyn Y Gongl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 249 375
Address
Rua Rui Teles Palhinha Piso 1 4
2740 278 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN MARINE BOARD IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 361 562,50
Address
Wandelaarkaai 68
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 536 250
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE IN ISRAEL
Israel
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
2 Hanegev
66186 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 231 486,25
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK INSTITUT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 358 725
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
AENAOS THALASSA ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 109 375
Address
K Mavromixali 3 6Th Floor
18545 Peiraias
Activity type
Other
LEARNWORLDS (CY) LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 138 750
Address
Omonias 19 Constandinou Building, 2Nd Floor Flat 201E
3052 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGORA P.S.V.D.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Hamapiliemstreet 17/3
92545 Jerusalem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
EU contribution
€ 434 900
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING BREDA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 350 062,50
Address
Mgr. Hopmansstraat 1
4817 JT Breda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOPATH INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 275 625
Address
Calle Mestre Nicolau 8
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Other
ISLAM TUSHITH
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 349 993,75
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)