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Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery

Objective

WISER will support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) by developing tools for the integrated assessment of the ecological status of European surface waters (with a focus on lakes and coastal/transitional waters), and by evaluating recovery processes in rivers, lakes and coastal/transitional waters under global change constraints. The project will (1) analyse existing data from more than 90 databases compiled in previous and ongoing projects, covering all water categories, Biological Quality Elements (BQEs) and stressor types and (2) perform targeted field-sampling exercises including all relevant BQEs in lakes and in coastal/transitional waters. New assessment systems will be developed and existing systems will be evaluated for lakes and coastal/transitional waters, with special focus on how uncertainty affects classification strength, to complete a set of assessment methodologies for these water categories. Biological recovery processes, in all water categories and in different climatic conditions, will be analysed, with focus on mitigation of hydromorphological and eutrophication pressures. Large-scale data will be used to identify linkages between pressure variables and BQE responses. Specific case studies, using a variety of modelling techniques, will address selected pressure-response relationships and the efficacy of mitigation measures. The responses of different BQEs and different water categories to human-induced degradation and mitigation will be compared, with special focus on response signatures of BQEs within and among water categories. Guidance for the next steps of the intercalibration exercise will be given by comparing different intercalibration approaches. Stakeholders will be included from the outset, by building small teams of stakeholders and project partners responsible for a group of deliverables, to ensure the applicability and swift implementation of results.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 860 235,51
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Gercek (Ms.)

Participants (24)

NORSK INSTITUT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 695 515,52
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olav Slinning (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 081,05
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurence Carvalho (Dr.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 485 687,45
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amaia Barrena (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 909,95
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Meadows (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 653 443,68
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helle Holmberg (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 487 506,13
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Pont (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 248 999,84
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 187 573,18
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Arminda Machado (Dr.)
INSTYTUT OCHRONY SRODOWISKA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 93 008,36
Address
Ulica Krucza 5/11D
00 548 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Jeske (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 275,98
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Heindel (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 381 778,67
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulla Haapanen (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 335,47
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 229 521,48
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Wevers (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 210 565,65
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Melcher (Mr.)
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 129 256,81
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eve Eller (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 685,73
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Browne (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 81 255,83
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosario Mosello (Dr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 116 768,44
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Vieyra (Mr.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 158 231,82
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
João Carlos Marques (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 117 862,43
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bistra Georgieva (Ms.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 81 170,52
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEL SALENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 649,62
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmine Romata (Mr.)
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 098,95
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Dunning (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 674,78
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giancarlo Bertea (Mr.)