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Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons

Objective

The ARCH research project “Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons” aims to develop participative methodologies in collaboration with policy makers, local authorities and stakeholders to manage the multiple problems affecting lagoons (estuarine coastal areas). These areas represent ecosystems that are very vulnerable for climate change, increasing urbanisation and industrialisation. A central feature of ARCH is to provide realistic solutions to manage these pressures and establish a better connection (the arch) between science and policy. This is accomplished by facilitating the transition (i) from segregated disciplinary scientific results to well integrated and usable scientific knowledge, (ii) from “government” and sectoral policies towards “governance” and sustainable management; and (iii) from an unaware and uninformed “lagoon community” towards an involved and well-informed community. ARCH will work with 10 case study lagoons and estuaries having a geographical distribution covering all major seas surrounding Europe. A participatory workshop methodology will be used at the lagoon sites to develop a decision framework to choose strategies, interventions and measures to manage the existing and future problems in the lagoon. This is accomplished using an integrated planning approach, considering ecosystem services to assess the social, economic and ecological state of the lagoon and linking this to spatial planning methodology. The final products of ARCH are roadmaps for implementation of realistic solutions at the lagoon scale, a management guide for coastal managers and policy makers in Europe and the European Lagoon Management Handbook. The project will actively disseminate products and experiences via newsletters, multiplier seminars, a website and specific web-tool for discussion, and a final conference. The legacy beyond the lifetime of the project is ensured by the connection to international networks, like the UNESCO HELP-program.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 769 569
Administrative Contact
Amy M.P. Oen (Dr.)

Participants (11)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 522 864
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adriaan Slob (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 275 976
Address
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Heise (Prof.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 355 503
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Vale (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR
Romania
EU contribution
€ 127 080
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
024053 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrian Stanica (Dr.)
INSTYTUT MORSKI W GDANSKU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 144 060
Address
Ul. Dlugi Targ 41/42
80-830 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Przedrzymirska (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 129
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Ms.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 280 912
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argyriou (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 307 963
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 190 440
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Neufeldt Susanne (Ms.)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 174 537
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ana Filipa Meleiro Bernardo (Dr.)