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Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability

Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability

Objective

Aquaculture is one of five sectors in the EU's Blue Growth Strategy, aimed at harnessing untapped potential for food production and jobs whilst focusing on environmental sustainability. TAPAS addresses this challenge by supporting member states to establish a coherent and efficient regulatory framework aimed at sustainable growth. TAPAS will use a requirements analysis to evaluate existing regulatory and licensing frameworks across the EU, taking account of the range of production environments and specificities and emerging approaches such as offshore technologies, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, and integration with other sectors. We will propose new, flexible approaches to open methods of coordination, working to unified, common standards. TAPAS will also evaluate existing tools for economic assessment of aquaculture sustainability affecting sectoral growth. TAPAS will critically evaluate the capabilities and verification level of existing ecosystem planning tools and will develop new approaches for evaluation of carrying capacities, environmental impact and future risk. TAPAS will improve existing and develop new models for far- and near-field environmental assessment providing better monitoring, observation, forecasting and early warning technologies. The innovative methodologies and components emerging from TAPAS will be integrated in an Aquaculture Sustainability Toolbox complemented by a decision support system to support the development and implementation of coastal and marine spatial planning enabling less costly, more transparent and more efficient licensing. TAPAS partners will collaborate with key industry regulators and certifiers through case studies to ensure the acceptability and utility of project approach and outcomes. Training, dissemination and outreach activities will specifically target improvement of the image of European aquaculture and uptake of outputs by regulators, while promoting an integrated sustainable strategy for development.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

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Fk9 4la Stirling

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 936 093,75

Participants (14)

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NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 999 592,50

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 237 000

WATER INSIGHT BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 434 612,50

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 499 866,25

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 732 057,50

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 279 762,50

UNIVERSITE DE NANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 416 710

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 492 425

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 345 312,50

AQUABIOTECH LIMITED

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 484 787,50

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 542 473,75

KOZEP ES KELET EUROPAI AKVAKULTURAKOZPONTOK EGYESULET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 139 135

AQUACULTURE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 189 625

FUNDACION IMDEA AGUA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 189 058,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 678396

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 918 512,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 918 512,50

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom