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Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas (MESMA)

Objective

The increasing pressures upon the marine realm call for a well planned approach of further spatial development of this area. An ecosystem-based approach to fisheries, the increasing demand for sustainable energy, coastal defence systems, building materials and safe transport routes and the need to protect marine habitats and species all compete for the same valuable space. At the same time climate change will alter the composition and functioning of marine ecosystems, calling for a robust approach of future spatial planning that also takes cross boundary developments into account. MESMA will supply innovative methods and integrated strategies for governments, local authorities, stakeholders and other managerial bodies for planning and decision making at different local, national and European scales. This will also comprise an easy accessible information system to gain support from politicians, stakeholders and the public in general for difficult (inter)national decisions that will be needed for sustainable use and protection of this vulnerable area. This data system, containing information on the distribution of marine habitats and species, economic values and benefits and human uses and its effects will also be an interface between science, policy and decision makers.
MESMA will supply strategic tools for sustainable development of European seas and coastal areas. The major challenge is to combine an optimized use with a sustained ecosystem of high quality, taking into account ecological and economic differences. By studying and comparing different national situations and solutions from a selected number of sites throughout Europe and by determining common features and differences, including the socio-economic settings and requirements, an integrated toolbox that can be applied throughout Europe will be made available.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 002 808,50
Administrative Contact
Luc Van Hoof (Mr.)

Participants (21)

University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 665 991
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 600
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johannes Ferdinand (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 533 550
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saskia Vanden Broeck (Ms.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 552 892
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argiriou (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 61 848
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bistra Georgieva (Ms.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 547 174
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lene Buhl-Mortensen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 331 622
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 906
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Salvatore Mazzola (Dr.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 215 445
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amaia Barrena (Ms.)
Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Malta
EU contribution
€ 90 432
Address
6 Qormi Road
SVR 1301 Santa Venera
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberta Mifsud (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 398 647
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fritz Köster (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 685,75
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Bramford (Ms.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 140 894
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 402 621
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jolanda Van Bussel (Ms.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 380 637
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anke Weber Smit (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 957
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Theo Reijs (Mr.)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 222 000
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Van Bockstael (Prof.)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 65 524,25
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolin Nodewald
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 29 250
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Ninane (Dr.)
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joanna Piwowarczyk (Ms.)
STICHTING VAN HALL LARENSTEIN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 13 357,50
Address
Larensteinselaan 26A
6882 CT Velp
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petra Loomans (Mrs.)