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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

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

Participants (10)

FISKEVARDSTEKNIK I SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Kaprifolievagen 1
227 38 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
SJE ECOHYDRAULIC ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Viereichenweg 12
70569 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 232 069,68
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORCONSULT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Box 8774
402 76 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)