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User-oriented Solutions for Improved Monitoring and Management of Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in vulnerable European Seas

Objective

The biodiversity, health and services of European marine ecosystems is severely threatened as cumulative human pressures and impacts continue to spread and increase throughout our seas and along our coasts. In order to put biodiversity on the path to recovery and thus achieve the ambitious policy goals set out by the EU Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy 2030, we need well informed science advice and operational decision-support tools allowing end-users to decide on conservation actions for biodiversity protection (e.g. MPAs), while at the same time seek to minimize trade-offs with other human use of ocean space (e.g. fishing, off shore energy and shipping).

B-USEFUL will develop and deliver user-oriented solutions fit for uptake and implementation in decision making by effectively building upon existing European data infrastructures and governance frameworks for ecosystem-based management advice and marine spatial planning. This will be achieved by delivering upon the following objectives (here presented in short form) addressing the expected outcomes and impacts of the call and destination, namely to: (i) identify end-user needs; (ii) co-develop biodiversity indicators, targets and scenarios; (iii) create a standardized biodiversity and pressure data base; (iv) assess the status and cumulative impacts on biodiversity; (v) quantify risk and vulnerability to biodiversity loss; (vi) perform model forecasts of changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services; (vii) co-develop an interactive, online decision-support tool fit for management strategy evaluation of actions ensuring biodiversity protection.

The project will embrace a process of co-creation where all outputs are iteratively co-developed, validated and approved by end-users. This serves not only to build mutual trust and credibility, but also facilitate direct uptake and implementation of the user-oriented tools and knowledge within operational decision-making for marine management and conservation.

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 849 598,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 293 017,50
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

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Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE COISPA ETS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 387 500,00
Address
Via Dei Trulli 18/20
70126 Bari

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Region
Sud Puglia Bari
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 374 945,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUN, RANNSOKNA- OG RADGJAFARSTOFNUN HAFS OG VATNA
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 265 142,50
Address
Fornubúðum 5
220 Hafnarfjörður

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 246 875,00
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

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Region
Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 291 292,50
Address
H C Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Kobenhavn V

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 531 250,00
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 291 435,00
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 352 300,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 381 125,00
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 345 500,00
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00