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Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change

Objective

"Issue: The environmental issue of concern of the LAGOONS project is the anthropogenic deterioration and climate change impacts - especially the effects of extreme weather events- on surface water and lagoons ecosystems.
Objectives: The main objective of the LAGOONS project is to contribute to a science-based seamless strategy - in an integrated and coordinated fashion - of the management of lagoons seen under the land-sea and science-policy-stakeholder interface; i.e. the project seek to underpin the integration of the EU Water Framework Directive, Habitat Directive, the EU’s ICZM Recommendation, and the EU Marine Strategy Directive.
Methodology: Four case study lagoons have been selected to represent a set of ""hotspot"" coastal lagoons with a wide and balanced geographical distribution and different characteristics. The lagoons included are: Vistula Lagoon in Baltic Sea (transboundary Poland/Russia); Tylygulskyi Lagoon in Black Sea (Ukraine); Ria de Aveiro Lagoon in Atlantic Ocean (Portugal), and Mar Menor in the Mediterranean Sea (Spain). By means of elaborating integrated strategies for sustainable development of the case study lagoons in the climate change context, the LAGOONS project will contribute to the goals of the Call showing that it is possible to enhance connectivity between research and policy-making in a lagoons context using a proactive approach to water issues, which assures more efficient use of existing research results.
Impact: In management terms, LAGOONS will contribute to the decision-support methodologies for a coordinated approach to the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Directive. In addition, LAGOONS will propose actions to tackle bottlenecks in the context of climate change, i.e. LAGOONS will propose actions foreseen in the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy - A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth."

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 512 241
Administrative Contact
Ana Isabel Lillebø Batista (Mrs.)

Participants (8)

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 452 800
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanne Sørlie (Ms.)
INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 215 320
Address
Ul. Koscierska 7
80328 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Bielecka (Dr.)
P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospect 36
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris Chubarenko (Dr.)
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 107 250
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81-332 Gdynia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Arndt-Szyszko (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 443 560
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Geoffrey Gooch (Prof.)
Odessa State Environmental University
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 111 900
Address
Lvivska 15
65016 Odessa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valeriy Khokhlov (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 388,50
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krysanova Valentina (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 311 200
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Sánchez-Merenciano (Ms.)