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Science and Technology Advancing Governance of Good Environmental Status

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308473

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 119 512

  • EU contribution

    € 999 692,04

Coordinated by:

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR

Spain

Objective

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is designed to deliver “Good Environmental Status” (GES) in EU marine waters by 2020. This Directive requires that Member States (MS) with marine territories put in place measures to achieve and maintain GES within a defined timeframe and according to eleven key descriptors of environmental status. However, there is a significant knowledge deficit which may hinder full implementation of the MSFD and the achievement of GES in EU waters.STAGES (Science and Technology Advancing Governance on Good Environmental Status) project is designed to directly address this knowledge deficit. The project has to overarching goals: i) to synthezise per major MSFD themes the information from research projects and ii) to develop a platform to ensure that the knowledge generated through European science and technology can be channeled to a broad range of relevant end users, to inform and facilitate implementation of the MSFD and the achievement of GES. To achieve this, STAGES will target a number of critical gaps in the knowledge transfer process. Firstly, STAGES will identify and synthesize relevant existing EU research results and make them available in a usable format for decision and policy making authorities. Through comprehensive scientific foresight targeted at MSFD knowledge gaps, STAGES will identify needs for futher research. STAGES will also develop innovative solutions to achieve an effective collaboration between the broad range of stakeholders necessary to support MSDF implementation, including policy and governance, science, industry and civil society. Moreover, the role and input of MSFD stakeholders will be central to the activities of the project and to the proposals for a science policy interface which will be delivered by the project. The partnership has been constructed to include a combination of EU/international organizations which can represent a broad constituency of MSFD stakeholders, and national organizations with responsibility to support research and provide advice on MSFD implementation at MS level.
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Coordinator

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR

Address

Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 92 060,52

Administrative Contact

Belen Pungin (Ms.)

Participants (7)

FUNDACAO EUROCEAN

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 109 189

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 116 036,88

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 121 124

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 123 314

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 175 833

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 139 945

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 122 189,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308473

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 119 512

  • EU contribution

    € 999 692,04

Coordinated by:

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR

Spain