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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.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Address

Old College, South Bridge
Eh8 9yl Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 851 408,41

Participants (27)

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AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 194 903,13

IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 605 000

SECRETARIA REGIONAL DO MAR, CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

GIANNI MATTHEW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 104 999,98

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 514 800

MARINE SCOTLAND

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 154 098,75

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 542 500

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 559 923,75

STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE

Netherlands

DYNAMIC EARTH CHARITABLE TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 149 787,50

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 345 000

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 202 527,50

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 654 991,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 139 471,25

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 445 000

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 682 385

SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 276 921,15

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 570 013,75

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT WILMINGTON

United States

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 142 000

IODINE SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 170 092,50

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 71 639,09

SEASCAPE BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 132 853,85

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 678760

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 167 816,86

  • EU contribution

    € 9 100 316,86

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom