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Improved Science-Based Maritime Spatial Planning to Safeguard and Restore Biodiversity in a coherent European MPA network

Objective

With an overall aim to support the coherent implementation of the EU (European Union) Biodiversity Strategy (EUBS) 2030, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) post-2020 framework, as well as the EU Green Deal, MSP4BIO develops and demonstrates the ways in which knowledge-based MSP becomes a vehicle and a tool for the protection and recovery of ecosystems. Specifically, MSP4BIO will develop an integrated flexible socio-ecological management to cope with a rapidly changing environment for coastal, offshore, and deep-sea ecosystems and validate its concrete applicability in 6 test sites in 5 European Sea Basins. The management relies on improved systemic biodiversity prioritization criteria for MPAs and EBSAs, based on the best available scientific knowledge on biodiversity attributes, and linking spatial ecological features (including migratory ones) with socio-economic considerations. MSP4BIO uses a participatory approach to co-develop ecosystem services trade-off scenarios to prioritize the areas and assess the suitability of spatial and strategic management measures from the ecological and socio-economic perspectives. The approach integrates the criteria and objectives of relevant maritime and biodiversity policies as well as the EUBS 2030 to ensure coherent policy implementation. As such, the project will develop and improve approaches, methods, and tools to feed scientific knowledge, making it of direct use to planners and MPA managers, while producing site-specific results informing site-specific, and broader policy processes and decisions. The project builds on and integrate existing knowledge and results from multiple origins, and ensures effective collaboration with relevant projects and initiatives to fill present gaps on marine biodiversity, speeding up the scientific brake while paving pave the way for effective biodiversity management.

Coordinator

S.PRO - SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 431 250,00
Address
Karntenerstrasse 20
10827 Berlin
Germany

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (16)

CENTRE D ETUDES ET D EXPERTISE SUR LES RISQUES L ENVIRONNEMENT LA MOBILITE ET L AMENAGEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 202 238,75
Address
25 Av Francois Mitterrand
69500 Bron

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTYR ZA BREGOVI I MORSKI IZSLEDVANIYA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 151 000,00
Address
33 Podvis Street Entr A Floor 5 Apt 75
9000 Varna

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Северна и Югоизточна България Североизточен Варна
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET MORSKI W GDYNI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 141 562,50
Address
Ulica Morska 81-87
81-225 Gdynia

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Makroregion północny Pomorskie Trójmiejski
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 155 867,50
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz

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Andalucía Cádiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NANTES UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 196 748,75
Address
1 Quai De Tourville
44000 Nantes

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 214 217,50
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE WWF MEDITERRANEAN
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 136 100,00
Address
Via Po 25/c
00198 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

WWF EUROPEAN POLICY PROGRAMME
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 42 500,00
Address
Rue Du Commerce 123
1000 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PUBLIC INSTITUTION COASTAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING INSTITUTE
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 117 337,50
Address
Baltijos Ave. 107-18
LT93223 Klaipeda

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Klaipėdos apskritis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE BALTIC MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION COMMISSION
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 250 635,00
Address
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
00160 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 300 875,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 302 925,00
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende

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SME

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

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 311 275,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 255 000,00
Address
Rua Da Mae De Deus Reitoria Apartado 1422
9501 801 Ponta Delgada S Miguel Acores

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Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE MARINA GRIGORE ANTIPA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 139 100,00
Address
Mamaia Blvd. 300
900581 Constanta

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Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Constanţa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 141 868,75
Address
Kraj Sv. Ivana 11
21000 Split

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Hrvatska Jadranska Hrvatska Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00