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RIver flow regulation, fish BEhaviour and Status

Objective

In 2016 serious concerns on the achievement of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 targets, due to the continuing loss of biodiversity and degradation of aquatic habitats, led to the urgent adoption of a new Resolution for implementing ecosystem restoration measures. Moreover, on December 2018 the EU raised to 32% the binding renewable energy target for 2030, bringing further input to hydropower development. Meeting these targets sets challenging issues for mitigating the impacts of man-made structures in rivers that fragment habitats and prevent movement and migration of aquatic organisms. The proposed ETN will train 15 ESRs in the interdisciplinary field of Ecohydraulics to find innovative solutions for freshwater fish protection and river continuity restoration in anthropogenically altered rivers. The 15 ESRs will carry out an innovative and integrated research programme within a multidisciplinary and intersectoral Network, including 8 leading European Universities, consultancy companies, public agencies and hydropower industry, encompassing experts in fish biology, river ecology, environmental fluid mechanics and hydraulic engineering. The 15 ESRs will have access to a number of laboratory and field facilities, modelling techniques, experimental practices and instrumental technologies, to expand current understanding of key fundamental fish bio-mechanical, behavioural and physiological processes, and to promote development of novel tools and management solutions in the area of freshwater fish protection. ESRs will be enrolled in specific PhD training programmes according to the rules of 6 host countries and will undertake a Network-wide training programme inclusive of research activities in at least 2 EU countries, short courses at 5 Network Schools, and a series of dissemination and public outreach actions, with the fundamental goal of forming a group of young scientists and practitioners who will play a key role in the water sector at the European scale.

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Net EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

FISKEVARDSTEKNIK I SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Kaprifolievagen 1
227 38 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
 
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norra Sverige Norra Mellansverige Värmlands län
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SJE ECOHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
SME

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

Yes
Address
Viereichenweg 12
70569 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
 
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 232 069,68
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 256 320,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
NORCONSULT AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Box 8774
402 76 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län