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Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern EUropean Seas

Objective

The overall scientific objectives of PERSEUS are to identify the interacting patterns of natural and human-derived pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Seas, assess their impact on marine ecosystems and, using the objectives and principles of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive as a vehicle, to design an effective and innovative research governance framework based on sound scientific knowledge. Well-coordinated scientific research and socio-economic analysis will be applied at a wide-ranging scale, from basin to coastal. The new knowledge will advance our understanding on the selection and application of the appropriate descriptors and indicators of the MSFD. New tools will be developed in order to evaluate the current environmental status, by way of combining monitoring and modelling capabilities and existing observational systems will be upgraded and extended. Moreover, PERSEUS will develop a concept of an innovative, small research vessel, aiming to serve as a scientific survey tool, in very shallow areas, where the currently available research vessels are inadequate.
In view of reaching Good Environmental Status (GES), a scenario-based framework of adaptive policies and management schemes will be developed. Scenarios of a suitable time frame and spatial scope will be used to explore interactions between projected anthropogenic and natural pressures. A feasible and realistic adaptation policy framework will be defined and ranked in relation to vulnerable marine sectors/groups/regions in order to design management schemes for marine governance. Finally, the project will promote the principles and objectives outlined in the MSFD across the SES.
Leading research Institutes and SMEs from EU Member States, Associated States, Associated Candidate countries, non-EU Mediterranean and Black Sea countries, will join forces in a coordinated manner, in order to address common environmental pressures, and ultimately, take action in the challenge of achieving GES.
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Coordinator

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Address

Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7km
19013 Attikia Anavissos

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 806 956,85

Administrative Contact

Adamantios Lykousis (Mr.)

Participants (53)

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MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 495 000,83

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 799 836,38

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 810 055,75

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE ASSOCIAZIONE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 410 000,40

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 244 999,70

PLAN BLEU POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN MEDITERRANNEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 323 000

COSNAV ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 993

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 103 000

EIR SYMVOULOI ANAPTYXIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 183 463,51

ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 139 833

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 249 984

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 225 000,63

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 600 000

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

France

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 004

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 455 000

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 264 999,60

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 514 999,86

STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 707,39

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 64 962,75

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 159 902,25

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 170 000

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 233 000

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 39 999,60

PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

THE CYPRUS RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 106 000

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 145 000

INSTITUT ZA OCEANOGRAFIJU I RIBARSTVO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 215 040

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 274 326,20

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

BLACK SEA NGO NETWORK

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 84 936

SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 99 999

INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 196 623,92

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE MARINA GRIGORE ANTIPA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 59 895

A.O. KOVALEVSKIY INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY OF SOUTHERN SEAS

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 104 487,34

MARINE HYDROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 189 231,09

ODESSA NATIONAL I.I. MECHNIKOV UNIVERSITY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

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

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 254 399,70

IVANE JAVAKHISHVILI TBILISI STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE HALIEUTIQUE

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

CLU srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

SAROST SA

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 110 949,60

EIR GLOBAL SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 196 536,05

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 287600

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 994 500,54

  • EU contribution

    € 12 973 123,40

Coordinated by:

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece