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Science and Technology Advancing Governance of Good Environmental Status

Objective

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is designed to deliver “Good Environmental Status” (GES) in EU marine waters by 2020. This Directive requires that Member States (MS) with marine territories put in place measures to achieve and maintain GES within a defined timeframe and according to eleven key descriptors of environmental status. However, there is a significant knowledge deficit which may hinder full implementation of the MSFD and the achievement of GES in EU waters.STAGES (Science and Technology Advancing Governance on Good Environmental Status) project is designed to directly address this knowledge deficit. The project has to overarching goals: i) to synthezise per major MSFD themes the information from research projects and ii) to develop a platform to ensure that the knowledge generated through European science and technology can be channeled to a broad range of relevant end users, to inform and facilitate implementation of the MSFD and the achievement of GES. To achieve this, STAGES will target a number of critical gaps in the knowledge transfer process. Firstly, STAGES will identify and synthesize relevant existing EU research results and make them available in a usable format for decision and policy making authorities. Through comprehensive scientific foresight targeted at MSFD knowledge gaps, STAGES will identify needs for futher research. STAGES will also develop innovative solutions to achieve an effective collaboration between the broad range of stakeholders necessary to support MSDF implementation, including policy and governance, science, industry and civil society. Moreover, the role and input of MSFD stakeholders will be central to the activities of the project and to the proposals for a science policy interface which will be delivered by the project. The partnership has been constructed to include a combination of EU/international organizations which can represent a broad constituency of MSFD stakeholders, and national organizations with responsibility to support research and provide advice on MSFD implementation at MS level.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR
Address
Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 92 060,52
Administrative Contact
Belen Pungin (Ms.)

Participants (7)

FUNDACAO EUROCEAN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 109 189
Address
Avenida Dom Carlos I 126-2
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Telmo Carvalho (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 116 036,88
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Francois Cadiou (Mr.)
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 121 124
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Weber (Mr.)
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 123 314
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marieke Reuver (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 175 833
Address
H C Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adi Kellermann (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 139 945
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Romilda Manicolo (Mrs.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 122 189,64
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
øivind Bergh (Dr.)