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Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE): a Strategic Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond

Objective

A Growing body of evidence indicates that the marine environment and human health are inextricably linked. These linkages encompass both risks to health and wellbeing, and a range of potential benefits and opportunities. However, much of this early evidence has been established in the US, under the rubric of the integrative meta-discipline of “Oceans and Human Health” (OHH). Far less is known about these issues in other parts of the world, including the European context which faces its own set of unique challenges and opportunities.

Building on the early leadership shown by members of the consortium mapping these issues in Europe, the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) consortium brings together an international multidisciplinary European team of marine, health, social and economic science experts and practitioners to explore these relationships in the European context. By including a broad range of interdisciplinary partners from both marine and health sectors, SOPHIE can demonstrate reach across disciplines and communities in Europe and internationally.

Responding directly to the BG-06-2017 call, SOPHIE’s primary aims are to: a) deliver a clear, evidence-informed Oceans and Human Health Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) within the European context, based on extensive involvement by diverse stakeholders; and b) ensure that the structures needed to develop and implement this SRA are in place and will exist as a legacy beyond the life of the project. These aims will be achieved by: (i) systematic synthesis of the current evidence base; (ii) developing and coordinating a European community of OHH stakeholders; (iii) identification of innovative solutions to sustainably reduce risks and promote benefits; (iv) scenario modelling and horizon scanning; (v) knowledge exchange through bespoke training and skills programmes; and (vi) a global OHH Conference to present SOPHIE’s findings and enhance European leadership and global cooperation in OHH research

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-BG-2017-1

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Net EU contribution
€ 406 720,00
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 293 462,50
Address
University Road
H91 Galway

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SEASCAPE BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 312 500,00
Address
Kindermansstraat 14 Bus 19
1000 Brussel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 249 946,25
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 224 771,25
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BREAKAWAY TRAVEL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 143 750,00
Address
Paseo De La Infanta Isabel 3 8 Izda
28014 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUBMON
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 114 350,00
Address
Carrer Ortigosa 14, 1º-3ª
08003 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN MARINE BOARD IVZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 254 500,00
Address
Wandelaarkaai 68
8400 Oostende

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Oostende
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00