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Achieving Good Environmental Status for maintaining ecosystem SErvices, by ASsessing integrated impacts of cumulative pressures

Objective

GES4SEAS will inform and guide marine governance in minimizing human pressures and their impacts on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, while maintaining the sustainable delivery of ecosystem services. This will be achieved through developing an innovative and flexible toolbox, tested, validated, demonstrated and upscaled, in the context of adaptive Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM). This will allow competent authorities to assess and predict the effect of multiple stressors (including climate change) and pressures from human activities, at the national, sub-regional, regional and European level. This will ensure they achieve Good Environmental Status (MSFD), and support different policies at national, European and global levels (e.g. BHD, Biodiversity Strategy, SDG). This will be achieved by integrating stakeholders and the key competent authorities in a Practitioner Advisory Board, in co-creating and validating the toolbox and the EBM approach. In this, we focus on real problem solving and following an iterative and incremental development approach. This will allow GES4SEAS to achieve Technological and Societal Readiness Levels 6, since our solutions will be tested and demonstrated at 11 Learning Sites (LSs) covering important regions and environments. These LSs have been selected to explore geographical specificities, in the four regional seas, with regards to the impacts of cumulative pressures (including climate change) on the functioning of ecosystems, and their capacity for providing ecosystem services, to ensure better management. This includes LSs to explore transboundary issues and a LS at pan-European scale, to explore comparability and harmonization across regional seas, and gain understanding on the functioning of transverse topics (e.g. invasive species, HABs and jellyfish blooms, and top predators). Finally, to internationalize outputs, we have included a LS in the Caribbean Sea, in relation to the SDGs framework and intense extreme events.

Coordinator

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 068 221,25
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (16)

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 870 900,00
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 867 178,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 691 360,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE MARINA GRIGORE ANTIPA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 232 663,75
Address
Mamaia Blvd. 300
900581 Constanta

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Constanţa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
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€ 675 100,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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
€ 457 250,00
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig

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Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 535 000,00
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini

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Λέσβος Βόρειο Αιγαίο Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
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€ 569 736,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
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€ 352 405,00
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

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Ανατολική Αττική Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
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€ 469 205,00
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway

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Ireland Northern and Western West
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 429 803,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
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€ 243 543,75
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara

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Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
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€ 344 978,75
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCITATION - SCIENCE COMMUNICATION,UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 367 605,00
Address
Alameda Quinta De Santo Antonio 13 2 E
1600 675 Lisboa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARILIM GESELLSCHAFT FUR GEWASSERUNTERSUCHUNG MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 428 406,00
Address
Heinrich Wohlk Strasse 14
24232 Schonkirchen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Plön
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 420 995,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00