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Report on outcomes of stakeholder interactions including design of interventions

Report on outcomes of stakeholder interactions will include a description and analyses of the stakeholders relevant for the various case studies. Second report due month 48.

Report on market and technical-economic analysis of project output and innovation strategy

This report will provide a thorough analysis of the marketing opportunities and the exploitation opportunities available to the BlueHealth innovations, including technical developments, computational tools and methodological advances. A second updated version taking into account the latest developments within the project activities will be delivered at Month 52.

Report on outcomes of laboratory virtual reality tests

Report on outcomes of laboratory virtual reality tests. Second report due month 36.

Report on outcomes of Innovation Slams

Series of events (from Month 3 to Month 52) targeted at the scientific community and key stakeholders (BlueHealth SLAMs): a series of events targeting different stakeholders to enable interactions around innovation proposed by BlueHealth. These will include regional or national workshops at key stages of project as well as BlueHealth ‘Innovation SLAMs’ with local SMEs and other businesses and other inter-sector stakeholders to share technology and business relevant and other innovations and other BlueHealth research findings.

Risk management agreement

Risk management agreement (Month 12) - Both identified risks and emerging, unforeseen, risks will be assessed during its implementation. Such continuous assessment of risks during the implementation of the project will be the basis of effective risk management.

Final Workshop

Organization of Blue Health final workshop: ( Month 59) It will be an international scientific event that will be organised in Rome by WP1 (supported by all Partners)to facilitate access to international audiences beyond the Project Participants, including the Mediterranean neighbourhood countries and stakeholders

Web Portal / BlueHealth Website

BlueHealth Web Portal (Month 6) will be the web gateway of BlueHealth which will have dedicated functionalities and interactive tools for effective dissemination of the project results while supporting effective scientific networking and reporting in collaboration with WP8.

Visualised Narratives of Blue Health scenarios

Visualized narrative (short videos) of Scenarios and outcomes

BlueHealth business and policy briefs, Guidelines, Blue Profiles

BlueHealth communications and business and policy briefs: (Month 12, 24, 36, 48 and 54) policy and business briefs and newsletters will be drafted in regular intervals reporting on the progress of the work, the related scientific network development and maintenance and on the policy implications of the interim and final findings of BlueHealth.

Data Management Plan

Data Management Plan (Month 6) will detail what data the project will generate, whether and how it will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be updated and preserved. It will also provide information in respect of data protection policy.

BlueHealth Multiplatform DST for health risk/benefit assessment

BlueHealth Multiplatform DST (Month 54) for health risk/benefit assessment : this will be a responsive web-based tool that allows informed decisions to be made about management of blue infrastructure regarding benefits and risks to health and wellbeing caused by population actions in relation to blue infrastructure.

Prototype web Decision Support Tool

Prototype web based Blue Health Decision Support Tool – the prototype will be populated with example values and weights derived from case studies and be tested with stakeholders.


Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study examining experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders

Author(s): Michelle Tester-Jones, Mathew P. White, Lewis R. Elliott, Netta Weinstein, James Grellier, Theo Economou, Gregory N. Bratman, Anne Cleary, Mireia Gascon, Kalevi M. Korpela, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Aisling O’Connor, Ann Ojala, Matilda van den Bosch, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 10/1, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-75825-9

Urban Blue Acupuncture: A Protocol for Evaluating a Complex Landscape Design Intervention to Improve Health and Wellbeing in a Coastal Community

Author(s): Simon Bell, Himansu Sekhar Mishra, Lewis R. Elliott, Rebecca Shellock, Peeter Vassiljev, Miriam Porter, Zoe Sydenham, Mathew P. White
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 12/10, 2020, Page(s) 4084, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su12104084

Blue space, health and well-being: A narrative overview and synthesis of potential benefits

Author(s): Mathew P. White, Lewis R. Elliott, Mireia Gascon, Bethany Roberts, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Environmental Research, Issue 191, 2020, Page(s) 110169, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110169

Human Health and Ocean Pollution

Author(s): Philip J. Landrigan, John J. Stegeman, Lora E. Fleming, Denis Allemand, Donald M. Anderson, Lorraine C. Backer, Françoise Brucker-Davis, Nicolas Chevalier, Lilian Corra, Dorota Czerucka, Marie-Yasmine Dechraoui Bottein, Barbara Demeneix, Michael Depledge, Dimitri D. Deheyn, Charles J. Dorman, Patrick Fénichel, Samantha Fisher, Françoise Gaill, François Galgani, William H. Gaze, Laura Giuliano,
Published in: Annals of Global Health, Issue 86/1, 2020, Page(s) 151, ISSN 2214-9996
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.5334/aogh.2831

The effects of meteorological conditions and daylight on nature-based recreational physical activity in England

Author(s): Lewis R. Elliott, Mathew P. White, Christophe Sarran, James Grellier, Joanne K. Garrett, Enrico Scoccimarro, Alexander J. Smalley, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Issue 42, 2019, Page(s) 39-50, ISSN 1618-8667
Publisher: Urban & Fischer Verlag
DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2019.05.005

What is the best way of delivering virtual nature for improving mood? An experimental comparison of high definition TV, 360° video, and computer generated virtual reality

Author(s): N.L. Yeo, M.P. White, I. Alcock, R. Garside, S.G. Dean, A.J. Smalley, B. Gatersleben
Published in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, Issue 72, 2020, Page(s) 101500, ISSN 0272-4944
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101500

Impact of a riverside accessibility intervention on use, physical activity, and wellbeing: A mixed methods pre-post evaluation

Author(s): Cristina Vert, Glòria Carrasco-Turigas, Wilma Zijlema, Ana Espinosa, Lia Cano-Riu, Lewis R. Elliott, Jill Litt, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Mireia Gascon
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning, Issue 190, 2019, Page(s) 103611, ISSN 0169-2046
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103611

Neighbourhood blue space, health and wellbeing: The mediating role of different types of physical activity

Author(s): Tytti P. Pasanen, Mathew P. White, Benedict W. Wheeler, Joanne K. Garrett, Lewis R. Elliott
Published in: Environment International, Issue 131, 2019, Page(s) 105016, ISSN 0160-4120
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105016

Ocean Acidification and Human Health

Author(s): Laura J. Falkenberg, Richard G.J. Bellerby, Sean D. Connell, Lora E. Fleming, Bruce Maycock, Bayden D. Russell, Francis J. Sullivan, Sam Dupont
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Issue 17/12, 2020, Page(s) 4563, ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17124563

Indoor Nature Interventions for Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults in Residential Settings: A Systematic Review

Author(s): Nicola L Yeo, Lewis R Elliott, Alison Bethel, Mathew P White, Sarah G Dean, Ruth Garside
Published in: The Gerontologist, Issue 60/3, 2019, Page(s) e184-e199, ISSN 0016-9013
Publisher: Gerontological Society of America
DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnz019

The development of a tool for assessing the environmental qualities of urban blue spaces

Author(s): Himansu Sekhar Mishra, Simon Bell, Peeter Vassiljev, Friedrich Kuhlmann, Gloria Niin, James Grellier
Published in: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Issue 49, 2020, Page(s) 126575, ISSN 1618-8667
Publisher: Urban & Fischer Verlag
DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126575


Author(s): Evelyn A Adade, Lewis R Elliott, Lora E Fleming, Susanne Wuijts
Published in: International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 2021, Page(s) 1-18, ISSN 1946-3138
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Inc.
DOI: 10.1080/19463138.2021.1885038

Research Note: Residential distance and recreational visits to coastal and inland blue spaces in eighteen countries

Author(s): Lewis R. Elliott, Mathew P. White, James Grellier, Joanne K. Garrett, Marta Cirach, Benedict W. Wheeler, Gregory N. Bratman, Matilda A. van den Bosch, Ann Ojala, Anne Roiko, Maria L. Lima, Aisling O'Connor, Mireia Gascon, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Landscape and Urban Planning, Issue 198, 2020, Page(s) 103800, ISSN 0169-2046
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103800

Coastal proximity and mental health among urban adults in England: The moderating effect of household income

Author(s): Joanne K. Garrett, Theodore J. Clitherow, Mathew P. White, Benedict W. Wheeler, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Health & Place, Issue 59, 2019, Page(s) 102200, ISSN 1353-8292
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102200

General health and residential proximity to the coast in Belgium: Results from a cross-sectional health survey

Author(s): Alexander Hooyberg, Henk Roose, James Grellier, Lewis R. Elliott, Britt Lonneville, Mathew P. White, Nathalie Michels, Stefaan De Henauw, Michiel Vandegehuchte, Gert Everaert
Published in: Environmental Research, Issue 184, 2020, Page(s) 109225, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109225

Outdoor blue spaces, human health and well-being: A systematic review of quantitative studies

Author(s): Mireia Gascon, Wilma Zijlema, Cristina Vert, Mathew P. White, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen
Published in: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Issue 220/8, 2017, Page(s) 1207-1221, ISSN 1438-4639
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.08.004

The role of humidity in determining scenarios of perceived temperature extremes in Europe

Author(s): Enrico Scoccimarro, Pier Giuseppe Fogli, Silvio Gualdi
Published in: Environmental Research Letters, Issue 12/11, 2017, Page(s) 114029, ISSN 1748-9326
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa8cdd

Recreational visits to marine and coastal environments in England: Where, what, who, why, and when?

Author(s): Lewis R. Elliott, Mathew P. White, James Grellier, Siân E. Rees, Ruth D. Waters, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Marine Policy, Issue 97, 2018, Page(s) 305-314, ISSN 0308-597X
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.013

Socioeconomic differences in swimming ability among children in Malmö, southern Sweden: Initial results from a community-level intervention

Author(s): Frida I. H. Pilgaard, Per-Olof Östergren, Anna Olin, Stefan Kling, Maria Albin, Jonas Björk
Published in: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2019, Page(s) 140349481882147, ISSN 1403-4948
Publisher: SAGE Publications
DOI: 10.1177/1403494818821478

Health Benefits of Physical Activity Related to An Urban Riverside Regeneration

Author(s): Cristina Vert, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Mireia Gascon, James Grellier, Lora E. Fleming, Mathew P. White, David Rojas-Rueda
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Issue 16/3, 2019, Page(s) 462, ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16030462

BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe’s blue spaces

Author(s): James Grellier, Mathew P White, Maria Albin, Simon Bell, Lewis R Elliott, Mireia Gascón, Silvio Gualdi, Laura Mancini, Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Denis A Sarigiannis, Matilda van den Bosch, Tanja Wolf, Susanne Wuijts, Lora E Fleming
Published in: BMJ Open, Issue 7/6, 2017, Page(s) e016188, ISSN 2044-6055
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016188

Urban nature and physical activity: Investigating associations using self-reported and accelerometer data and the role of household income

Author(s): Joanne K. Garrett, Mathew P. White, Lewis R. Elliott, Benedict W. Wheeler, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Environmental Research, Issue 190, 2020, Page(s) 109899, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109899

Marine harmful algal blooms and human health: A systematic scoping review

Author(s): Nick Young, Richard A. Sharpe, Rosa Barciela, Gordon Nichols, Keith Davidson, Elisa Berdalet, Lora E. Fleming
Published in: Harmful Algae, Issue 98, 2020, Page(s) 101901, ISSN 1568-9883
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2020.101901

Fostering human health through ocean sustainability in the 21st century

Author(s): Lora E. Fleming, Bruce Maycock, Mathew P. White, Michael H. Depledge
Published in: People and Nature, Issue 1/3, 2019, Page(s) 276-283, ISSN 2575-8314
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ecological Society
DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10038

Operationalizing Ocean Health: Toward Integrated Research on Ocean Health and Recovery to Achieve Ocean Sustainability

Author(s): Andrea Franke, Thorsten Blenckner, Carlos M. Duarte, Konrad Ott, Lora E. Fleming, Avan Antia, Thorsten B.H. Reusch, Christine Bertram, Jonas Hein, Ulrike Kronfeld-Goharani, Jan Dierking, Annegret Kuhn, Chie Sato, Erik van Doorn, Marlene Wall, Markus Schartau, Rolf Karez, Larry Crowder, David Keller, Anja Engel, Ute Hentschel, Enno Prigge
Published in: One Earth, Issue 2/6, 2020, Page(s) 557-565, ISSN 2590-3322
Publisher: Elsevier Inc
DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.05.013

Physical and mental health effects of repeated short walks in a blue space environment: A randomised crossover study

Author(s): Cristina Vert, Mireia Gascon, Otavio Ranzani, Sandra Márquez, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Glòria Carrasco-Turigas, Lourdes Arjona, Sarah Koch, Maria Llopis, David Donaire-Gonzalez, Lewis R. Elliott, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen
Published in: Environmental Research, Issue 188, 2020, Page(s) 109812, ISSN 0013-9351
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109812

Governance conditions to overcome the challenges of realizing safe urban bathing water sites

Author(s): Susanne Wuijts, Lieke Friederichs, Judith A. Hin, Franciska M. Schets, Helena F. M. W. Van Rijswick, Peter P. J. Driessen
Published in: International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2020, Page(s) 1-25, ISSN 0790-0627
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd.
DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2020.1755617

The Roses Ocean and Human Health Chair: A New Way to Engage the Public in Oceans and Human Health Challenges

Author(s): Josep Lloret, Rafael Abós-Herràndiz, Sílvia Alemany, Rosario Allué, Joan Bartra, Maria Basagaña, Elisa Berdalet, Mònica Campàs, Arnau Carreño, Montserrat Demestre, Jorge Diogène, Eva Fontdecaba, Mireia Gascon, Sílvia Gómez, Angel Izquierdo, Lluïsa Mas, Montse Marquès, Juan Pedro-Botet, Maria Pery, Francesc Peters, Xavier Pintó, Marta Planas, Ana Sabatés, Joan San, Anna Sanchez-Vidal
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Issue 17/14, 2020, Page(s) 5078, ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17145078

Testing the reliability and effectiveness of a new tool for assessing urban blue spaces: The BlueHealth environmental assessment tool (BEAT)

Author(s): Mishra, Himansu Sekhar; Bell, Simon; Grellier, James; White, Mathew P
Published in: Health and Place, Issue 68, 2021, ISSN 1353-8292
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102526

"A prescription for ""nature"" – the potential of using virtual nature in therapeutics"

Author(s): White, Mathew P; Yeo, Nicola L; Vassiljev, Peeter; Lundstedt, Rikard; Wallergård, Mattias; Albin, Maria; Lõhmus, Mare
Published in: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Issue 14, 2018, Page(s) 3001-3013, ISSN 1178-2021
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
DOI: 10.2147/ndt.s179038

Contact with blue-green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown beneficial for mental health

Author(s): Sarai Pouso, Ángel Borja, Lora E. Fleming, Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Mathew P. White, María C. Uyarra
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 756, 2021, Page(s) 143984, ISSN 0048-9697
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143984

The BlueHealth Toolbox – Guidance for urban planners and designers

Author(s): Grellier, James; Mishra, Himansu S; Elliott, Lewis R; Wuijts, Susanne; Braubach, Matthias F W; Hall, Kerry L; Bell, Simon; White, Mathew P; Fleming, Lora E
Published in: Issue 1, 2020
Publisher: BlueHealth Consortium
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3786387

Using urban blue spaces to benefit population health and wellbeing

Author(s): Hall, Kerri L; Garrett, Joanne K; White, Mathew P; Grellier, James; Wuijts, Susanne; Fleming, Lora E
Published in: 2020
Publisher: BlueHealth Consortium
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4277346

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