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Improved transdisciplinary science for effective ecosystem-based maritime spatial planning and conservation in European Seas (MarinePlan)

Objective

One of today’s most pressing challenges is to safeguard the loss of ecosystem biodiversity and functioning, while simultaneously allowing for their exploitation by those who depend on their services, goods and benefits. In Europe, Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is the main governance process to ideally integrate sustainability and exploitation. This requires tools and knowledge to align MSP and marine protected area (MPA) designation processes, which are lacking particularly regarding transboundary coordination and connectivity. Founded on a large amount of expertise and a solid theoretical basis, MarinePlan will co-develop with stakeholders a Decision Support System (DSS) for ecosystem-based maritime spatial planning (EB-MSP) together with best practice guidance to enhance the effectiveness of spatial conservation and restoration measures for marine biodiversity in European Seas. Tools will comprise operational criteria for ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSA), enabling the allocation of conservation and restoration areas at various scales in complex sea areas with multiple uses, while including the effects of climate change. The DSS will be developed and applied at eight European planning sites, from coastal ecosystems to open ocean and the deep sea and from local to trans-boundary scales. Applying and validating the DSS will incorporate realistic planning scenarios, key action points to achieve the EU Biodiversity Strategy, and policy recommendations how to enhance EB-MSP implementation in European Seas. MarinePlan will communicate results to decision-makers at horizontal (between sectors) and vertical (from local to European) levels and enable the transfer of knowledge to areas in differing socio-ecological settings. The improved natural and social science base will ensure effective policymaking to support a greater coherence in implementing environmental policies as well as to enable streamlined planning for marine industries.

Coordinator

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Net EU contribution
€ 662 625,00
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Germany

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 662 625,00

Participants (13)

MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 253 750,00
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway

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Region
Ireland Northern and Western West
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 253 750,00
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 345 625,00
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini

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Region
Λέσβος Βόρειο Αιγαίο Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 345 625,00
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 354 500,00
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 354 500,00
ECOPATH INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE ASOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 253 750,00
Address
Calle Mestre Nicolau 8
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 253 750,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 102 506,00
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 102 506,00
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 252 250,00
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 252 250,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 250 500,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 250 500,00
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 250 010,00
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta

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Region
Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 250 010,00
STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 144 062,00
Address
Villa Comunale
80121 Napoli

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Region
Sud Campania Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 144 062,00
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 131 562,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 131 562,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 132 187,00
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 132 187,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 250 250,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 250 250,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 204 250,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 204 250,00

Partners (3)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONAL ESTUARINE & COASTAL SPECIALISTS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
31 Westlands Way, Leven
HU17 5LQ Beverley

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire East Riding of Yorkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data