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A Trans-AtLantic Assessment and deep-water ecosystem-based Spatial management plan for Europe

Objective

ATLAS creates a dynamic new partnership between multinational industries, SMEs, governments and academia to assess the Atlantic’s deep-sea ecosystems and Marine Genetic Resources to create the integrated and adaptive planning products needed for sustainable Blue Growth. ATLAS will gather diverse new information on sensitive Atlantic ecosystems (incl. VMEs and EBSAs) to produce a step-change in our understanding of their connectivity, functioning and responses to future changes in human use and ocean climate. This is possible because ATLAS takes innovative approaches to its work and interweaves its objectives by placing business, policy and socioeconomic development at the forefront with science. ATLAS not only uses trans-Atlantic oceanographic arrays to understand and predict future change in living marine resources, but enhances their capacity with new sensors to make measurements directly relevant to ecosystem function. The ATLAS team has the track record needed to meet the project’s ambitions and has already developed a programme of 25 deep-sea cruises, with more pending final decision. These cruises will study a network of 12 Case Studies spanning the Atlantic including sponge, cold-water coral, seamount and mid-ocean ridge ecosystems. The team has an unprecedented track record in policy development at national, European and international levels. An annual ATLAS Science-Policy Panel in Brussels will take the latest results and Blue Growth opportunities identified from the project directly to policy makers. Finally, ATLAS has a strong trans-Atlantic partnership in Canada and the USA where both government and academic partners will interact closely with ATLAS through shared cruises, staff secondments, scientific collaboration and work to inform Atlantic policy development. ATLAS has been created and designed with our N American partners to foster trans-Atlantic collaboration and the wider objectives of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 875 728,14

Participants (25)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 194 903,13
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 610 000
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
SECRETARIA REGIONAL DO MAR, CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rua Consul Dabney - Colonia Alema
9900-014 Horta
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
GIANNI MATTHEW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 104 999,98
Address
Cliostraat 29 2
1077 KB Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 536 050
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 098,75
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 545 000
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 568 673,75
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
DYNAMIC EARTH CHARITABLE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 714,13
Address
112 Holyrood Road
EH8 8AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Other
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 234 753,64
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 527,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 654 991,25
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 471,25
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 682 385
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 921,15
Address
Belbins Valley Belbins
SO51 0PE Romsey Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 570 013,75
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT WILMINGTON
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
601 S College Road
NC 28403 Wilmington
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IODINE SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 092,50
Address
Dreve Du Rembucher 34
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 71 639,09
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEASCAPE BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 853,85
Address
Kindermansstraat 14 Bus 19
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)