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Planning in A liquiD worlD with tropicaL StakEs: solutions from an EU-Africa-Brazil perspective

Planning in A liquiD worlD with tropicaL StakEs: solutions from an EU-Africa-Brazil perspective

Objective

Marine environments are subject to growing pressures as traffic, increasing demand and changing land-use of coastal areas, seabed exploitation, dredging or mining, fishing, tourism, development of renewable energies, etc. Sustainably managed oceans and seas can contribute to economic growth and employment, and will allow the international community to meet its global targets, including the reduction of poverty and hunger as detailed in the global 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Thus, marine environments are considered opportunities for future growth not only in Europe, but also in bordering marine areas like the tropical Atlantic.
As a consequence, new frameworks will be increasingly needed to regulate and optimize the range of feasible uses of marine areas and resources. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) aims at reconciling human uses and conservation, and offers an attractive setting to combine different uses of marine resources within a single area. There is an urgent and critical need for research on the application of MSP in tropical areas. The research should critically address the fact that the policy framework originally designed for the European Union (EU) may not fit the specificities of Southern countries.
PADDLE will bring together internationally renowned researchers and actors, from countries bordering the tropical Atlantic and from the EU, to create a network and a colloborative platform, which will build theory and methods for pertinent MSP in tropical areas. This interdisciplinary team will be a pillar of knowledge-based MSP by providing critical analyses of the tools and methods used, and by designing innovative approaches to efficient MSP.
The PADDLE proposal will create the first North-South interdisciplinary consortium on MSP in the tropics, highlighting opportunities and limits of tropical MSP and producing toolboxes for a broad range of stakeholders.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

Address

Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 562 500

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

France

EU Contribution

€ 81 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

UNIVERSITE DE NANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

FUNDACAO GASPAR FRUTUOSO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 207 000

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 153 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER MARINE TROPENFORSCHUNG (ZMT) GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

TERRA MARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

CREOCEAN

France

EU Contribution

€ 81 000

Partners (7)

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UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS PESCAS

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL RURAL DE PERNAMBUCO

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE PERNAMBUCO

INSTITUTO PRESBITERIANO MACKENZIE

IUCN - Senegal

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA PARAIBA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 734271

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2017

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 723 500

  • EU contribution

    € 1 557 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France