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Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change

Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change

Objective

"Issue: The environmental issue of concern of the LAGOONS project is the anthropogenic deterioration and climate change impacts - especially the effects of extreme weather events- on surface water and lagoons ecosystems.
Objectives: The main objective of the LAGOONS project is to contribute to a science-based seamless strategy - in an integrated and coordinated fashion - of the management of lagoons seen under the land-sea and science-policy-stakeholder interface; i.e., the project seek to underpin the integration of the EU Water Framework Directive, Habitat Directive, the EU’s ICZM Recommendation, and the EU Marine Strategy Directive.
Methodology: Four case study lagoons have been selected to represent a set of ""hotspot"" coastal lagoons with a wide and balanced geographical distribution and different characteristics. The lagoons included are: Vistula Lagoon in Baltic Sea (transboundary Poland/Russia); Tylygulskyi Lagoon in Black Sea (Ukraine); Ria de Aveiro Lagoon in Atlantic Ocean (Portugal), and Mar Menor in the Mediterranean Sea (Spain). By means of elaborating integrated strategies for sustainable development of the case study lagoons in the climate change context, the LAGOONS project will contribute to the goals of the Call showing that it is possible to enhance connectivity between research and policy-making in a lagoons context using a proactive approach to water issues, which assures more efficient use of existing research results.
Impact: In management terms, LAGOONS will contribute to the decision-support methodologies for a coordinated approach to the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Directive. In addition, LAGOONS will propose actions to tackle bottlenecks in the context of climate change, i.e., LAGOONS will propose actions foreseen in the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy - A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth."

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Address

Campus UniversitÁRio De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 512 241

Administrative Contact

Ana Isabel Lillebø Batista (Mrs.)

Participants (8)

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NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 452 800

INSTYTUT BUDOWNICTWA WODNEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 215 320

P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 57 000

MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 107 250

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 443 560

Odessa State Environmental University

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 111 900

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 388,50

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 311 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283157

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 338 591,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 545 659,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal