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Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress

Objective

MARS will support managers and policy makers in the practical implementation of the WFD, of related legislation and of the Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources by conducting new research and synthesising existing knowledge concerning effects and management of multiple stressors in surface water and groundwater bodies; by advising the 3rd RMBP cycle and the revision of the WFD; and by developing new integrated tools for diagnosing and predicting multiple stressors in water resource management.
The consortium includes 19 research institutes and five water boards and environment agencies. MARS will engage with ongoing and finalised European initiatives addressing related topics, thus acting as an integrating project. Work will be organised at the scales of water bodies, river basins and Europe; at each scale there is a direct link to water managers and decision makers. Nested within the scale structure, we will employ a suite of methods: flume and mesocosm experiments to better understand the effects of selected stressor combinations with a focus on extremes and hydrological stress; linkage of “abiotic” and “biotic” models to predict effects of stressor combinations at a river basin scale; large-scale data analysis employing existing databases, but including additional variables, to gain a Europe-wide overview of stress, status and ecosystem services.
MARS will be composed of eight workpackages (WPs). While WP1 will be responsible for overall coordination, WP2 will provide tools, concepts and scenarios for the other WPs. WPs 3-5 will analyse and predict multiple stressor-impact relationships on three scales: water bodies (WP3), river basins (WP4) and Europe (WP5); the results will be synthesised across scales by WP6. WP7 will generate a wiki information system and produce or improve tools addressing the three scales. WP8 will communicate with river basin districts and Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) groups and will advise the WFD revision.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/limnology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 235 932,16
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Gercek (Mrs.)

Participants (24)

UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA - UTL

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Alameda De St Antonio Dos Capuchos 1
1169 047 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria José Cunha (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 695 000,40
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edita Elina Nielsen (Ms.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 894
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Angel Hormaetxea (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 740 146,14
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schmutz (Prof.)
CESKY HYDROMETEOROLOGICKY USTAV
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 119 119,60
Address
Na Sabatce 17
14306 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vit Kodeš (Dr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 948
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Sexton (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII
Romania
EU contribution
€ 138 765
Address
Babadag St 165
820112 Tulcea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jenica Hanganu (Dr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 901 922,55
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Harm Duel (Mr.)
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 256 299,60
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Nõges (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 688 847,59
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jessica Andrä (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 211 329,38
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Argillier (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 517,60
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Walker (Mr.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 236 000,40
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Meryem Beklioğlu (Prof.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 779 208,56
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurence Carvalho (Dr.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 875 000,45
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Lyche Solheim (Dr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 359 550,80
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 392 862,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Koski (Mrs.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 185 437,60
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boris Kompare (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 428 199,60
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria José Cunha (Ms.)
AGENCIA PORTUGUESA DO AMBIENTE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Rua Da Murgueira 9/9 A
2611865 Amadora
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatima Santos (Mrs.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER NACHHALTIGKEIT UND TOURISMUS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Stubenring 1
1012 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Mühlmann (Mrs.)
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Deanery Road
BS1 5AH Bristol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Onobrakpeya (Mr.)
International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
Austria
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Wagramer Strasse 5
1220 Vienna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raimund Mair (Mr.)
NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION APELE ROMANE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 19 800
Address
Edgar Buinet 6 Sector 1
010018 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vasile Pintilie (Mr.)