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Towards the Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Ocean: Mapping and Assessing the present and future status of Atlantic marine ecosystems under the influence of climate change and exploitation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862428

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.2.

H2020-EU.3.2.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 564 092,50

  • EU contribution

    € 11 501 717,50

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Objective

MISSION ATLANTIC develops and systematically applies Atlantic Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs). IEAs enable identification of ecosystem components most at risk from natural hazards and the consequences of human activities. The project employs all available information on those sources, the pressures they impose and the ecosystem components are affected, to identify the most important risk factors influencing sustainable development.

IEAs are developed at basin and regional scales, using a nested approach with key case study (CS) areas including sub-Arctic and Tropical regions in the Atlantic Ocean. To support IEAs we map, model and assess Atlantic Ocean ecosystems including resilience and responses to cumulative pressures. Regional indicators are provided for both pelagic and benthic components, using existing and new data from monitoring programs, including information from new glider technology.

Coupled end-to-end physical-biological models are developed and validated at the basin scale to simulate ecosystem dynamics, defining new biogeographical regions and resolving connectivity between CSs. Ecosystem state indicators are then evaluated under four future climate projections of the models, to identify future risks of crossing identified tipping points into undesirable ecosystem states.

In support of the Bélem Statement, the project brings together scientists, managers and stakeholders from Brazil, S.Africa and the EU as well as US & Canada. Regional stakeholder platforms are established to support the IEAs and the interactions between researchers, industries, policy makers and authorities across the Atlantic. The platforms are delivered via partners with recognized experience in “science to governance” interfacing. Training and professional development opportunities across the Atlantic are provided via mobility, PhD and MsC programmes building around IEA theory and using an adaptive e-learning platform and examples to ensure program legacy.
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Address

Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 985 500

Participants (31)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 398 767,50

NASJONALT INSTITUTT FOR ENAERINGS-OG SJOMATFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 602 312,50

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 216 811,25

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 350 112,50

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 584 040

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 489 200

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 305 110

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 294 660

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 399 982,50

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 238 962,50

NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 544 222,50

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 203 750

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 375

IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 297 627,50

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 304 000

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA.

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 689 750

HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUN, RANNSOKNA- OG RADGJAFARSTOFNUN HAFS OG VATNA

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 104 896,25

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 553 125

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 316 338,75

SEASCAPE BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 489 250

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 218 125

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 576,25

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 198 250

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND

Canada

ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DO ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 68 750

MARITIME ROBOTICS AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 365 250

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 311 250

WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 180 035

INTRIGO LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 172 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862428

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.2.

H2020-EU.3.2.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 564 092,50

  • EU contribution

    € 11 501 717,50

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark