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Multi-Use in European Seas

Objective

The Multi-Use in European Seas (MUSES) project will review existing planning and consenting processes against international quality standards for MSP and compliance with EU Directives used to facilitate marine and coastal development in the EU marine area to ensure that they are robust, efficient and facilitate sustainable multi use of marine resources. The project will build knowledge of the appropriate techniques to minimize barriers, impacts and risks, whilst maximising local benefits, reducing gaps in knowledge to deliver efficiencies through integrated planning, consenting processes and other techniques.

MUSES Project - 3 main pillars:

1. Regional overviews which take into account EU sea basins (Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Eastern Atlantic) will be based on an analytical framework to facilitate adoption of a common approach across the sea basins. The progress in implementation of the concept of Multi-Uses in European Sea Basins will be assessed and key obstacles and drivers identified.

2. A comprehensive set of case studies of real and/or potential multi-use will be conducted and analysed to provide a complete spectrum of advantages in combining different uses of the sea. The case studies will create local stakeholder platforms to identify multi-use potentiality, opportunities and limitations.

3. Development of an Action Plan to address the challenges and opportunities for the development of Multi-Uses of oceans identified in the regional overviews and case studies. Provide recommendations for future action, taking into account national, regional and sea basin dimensions.

The project will build on work undertaken in other studies including Mermaid, TROPOS, H2Ocean and SUBMARINER. MUSES project partners have direct links with related forums including The Ocean Energy Forum (OEF) which will assist understanding of many issues that need to be addressed at an EU level and could help facilitate and implement the OEF roadmap.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity/marine energy/wave power
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydrogen energy

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MARINE SCOTLAND
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 352 238

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 687,50
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SUBMARINER NETWORK FOR BLUE GROWTH EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 093,75
Address
Karntenerstrasse 20
10827 Berlin
Activity type
Other
UNIWERSYTET MORSKI W GDYNI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 159 875
Address
Ulica Morska 81-87
81-225 Gdynia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THETIS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 948,88
Address
Sestiere Castello 2737F
30122 Venezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 145 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 761,25
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACAO GASPAR FRUTUOSO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 112 875
Address
Rua Da Mae De Deus Campus Universitario De Ponta Delgada Ilha De Sao Miquel
9500 321 Ponta Delgada
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 166 500
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 142 000
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations