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Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas

Objective

Europe’s four regional seas (Baltic, Black, Mediterranean and NE Atlantic) have suffered severe environmental degradation due to human pressure. Existing measures to manage pressures have proven inadequate and the EC has responded by proposing a new policy (Maritime Strategy Blue Book) and environmental legislation (Marine Strategy Directive), both currently close to adoption. These instruments rely on the Ecosystem Approach, a management paradigm that encompasses humans and the supporting ecosystem. But the science base for this approach needs strengthening and practical tools must be developed and tested for policy implementation. In particular, criteria for assessing costs and benefits of management actions are poorly developed, particularly in the complex marine environment where multiple uses and management conflicts are common. The KnowSeas consortium will strengthen the science base for managing Europe’s seas through the practical application of systems thinking. It will work at the two scales envisaged for emergent EU policy: the Regional Sea Scale and Member State Economic Exclusive Zones (EEZs). We have developed a new approach of Decision Space Analysis to investigate mismatches of scale. Knowledge created through the FP6 European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems project, augmented with necessary new studies of climate effects, fisheries and maritime industries - in EEZ case studies - will provide a basis for assessing changes to natural systems and their human causes. New research will examine and model economic and social impacts of changes to ecosystem goods and services and costs and benefits of various management options available through existing and proposed policy instruments. Institutional and social analysis will determine conflicts of interest and examine governance as well as stakeholder values and perceptions. Our research will develop and test an assessment toolbox through regional liaison groups and a multisectoral Project Advisory Board.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 819 312,89
Administrative Contact
Tim O'higgins (Dr.)

Participants (33)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 123
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 139 800
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph Humborg (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 314 328,28
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 Mary Bramford (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 838
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicola Pirrone (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 357 124,46
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 206 132
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Los (Dr.)
CTL CONSULT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 98 670
Address
Asama Court 2 Newcastle Business
NE4 7YD Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Le Tissier (Dr.)
Coastal & Marine Union
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 43 680
Address
Breestraat 89A
2301EE Leiden
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Ferreira (Mrs.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 896,75
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Roeskam (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 74 025
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Mark Farmer (Dr.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 63 840
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alice Newton (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY BAS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 40 862,70
Address
Parvi May Str 40
9000 Varna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bistra Georgieva (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 324,80
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Erwin A Ridder (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 84 972
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Dal Bianco (Dr.)
MEGAPESCA FORMACAO PROFISSIONAL EPRESTACAO DE SERVICOS LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 81 299,70
Address
Rua Gago Couthinho 11
2460-207 Alfeizerao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rowena Goulding (Mrs.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 25 444,80
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ayse Gunduz Hosgor (Dr.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 68 925
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paal Berg (Mr.)
SIR ALISTER HARDY FOUNDATION FOR OCEAN SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 773
Address
The Laboratory Citadel Hill The Hoe Plymouth
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Trevor Horne (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 364 907,60
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Martin (Dr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 215 099,60
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Roth (Mrs.)
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 74 195,55
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81-332 Gdynia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wojciech Pelczarski (Dr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 300 549,25
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aila Ruhentaus (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
EU contribution
€ 188 280
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Queffelec (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 126 340,80
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 096
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alicia Meldrum (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 203 121,60
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 731,20
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Cazzavillan (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 071,20
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philip Cooper (Dr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alison Jean Gilbert (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales (Ms.)
INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 46 590,72
Address
Ul. Gagarin 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgi Daskalov (Dr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Theo Davidse (Mr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 272 844,10
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)