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Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 850717

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 500 000

Hosted by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

Project description

English EN

Marine ecosystem lifecycle model incorporates human factors

Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by marine waters. This vast marine ecosystem is vulnerable to anthropogenic stressors such as pollution, overfishing, plastics and ocean acidification. Such unsustainable use of our seas is threatening the fragile balance of marine ecosystems. For instance, across all of Europe's regional seas, only 7 % of marine species assessments indicate 'favourable conservation status'. Effects of climate change add to the cumulative impacts. The EU-funded ATLANTIS project will develop a model for quantifying impacts on ecosystem service losses, as well as impacts of marine plastic debris and of marine invasive species within the life cycle assessment framework. The findings will help ensure sustainable marine ecosystem management.

Host institution

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Address

Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 500 000

Beneficiaries (1)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 500 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 850717

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 500 000

Hosted by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway