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Development, evaluation and implementation of a standarized fish-based assessment method for the ecological status of european rivers : a contribution to the water framework directive

Objective

The objective of the project is to develop, evaluate and implement a standardised Fish-based Assessment Method for the ecological status of European rivers (FAME), a method urgently required for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. FAME will follow a pan-European approach in developing models to characterise reference and degraded conditions based on existing fish data of 17000 sites (5200 rivers) in 16 of the 25 eco-regions of Europe. An integrated system to assess the ecological status will be developed in close cooperation with end-users integrated into the project as "Applied partners". The new method will be evaluated by field tests within ongoing national monitoring programmes. A manual and PC-software will be produced and opened to public via a project web site. In providing a new standard method applicable throughout Europe, FAME will contribute to the new EU water policy aiming at a good status.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
Max Emanuelstrasse 17
1180 Wien
Austria

Participants (22)

BUNDESAMT FUER WASSERWIRTSCHAFT
Austria
Address
Scharfling 18
5310 Mondsee
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Greece
Address
Marathonos Avenue 19Th Km
19009 Raphina (Pikeermi)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918, 43
69622 Villeurbanne
CONSEIL SUPERIEUR DE LA PECHE
France
Address
Avenue De Malakoff 134
75116 Paris
DIRECCAO-GERAL DAS FLORESTAS
Portugal
Address
Avenida 5 De Outubra 52 - 6 Dir.
1050-058 Lisboa
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Lithuania
Address
A. Juozapaviciaus St. 9
2005 Vilnius
FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR
Belgium
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur / Namen
FLEMISH ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Belgium
Address
A.van De Maelestraat 96
9320 Erembodegem
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
46,7 Km Athens-sounion Avenue
19013 Anavyssos
INSTITUTE FOR INLAND WATER MANAGEMENT AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
8200 AA Lelystad
INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VILNIUS
Lithuania
Address
Akademijos 2
2600 Vilnius
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
Lisboa
INSTITUUT VOOR BOSBOUW EN WILDBEHEER
Belgium
Address
Gaverstraat 4
9500 Geraardsbergen
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF ECOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
M.konopnickiej, Dziekanow Lesny
05 092 Lomianki
MINISTERE DE LA REGION WALLONNE
Belgium
Address
Avenue Marechal Juin 23
5030 Gembloux
NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES
Sweden
Address

178 93 Drottningholm
NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Haringkade 1
1970 AB Ijmuiden
STAATLICHE LEHR- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER VIEHHALTUNG UND GRUENLANDWIRTSCHAFT, AULDENDORF
Germany
Address
Muehlesch 13
88085 Langenargen
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Garbenstrasse 30
70593 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918, 43
69622 Villeurbanne
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
VOIVODESHIP INSPECTORATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN LODZ
Poland
Address
Piotrkowska 120
90 006 Lodz