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Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time

Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time

Objective

iAtlantic will take an interdisciplinary scientific approach to unifying stakeholder efforts to better inform sustainable management and enhance human and observational capacity throughout the Atlantic. The integration of ecosystem data with major circulation pathways connecting the North and South linked with climatic data and forecasts provides a systematic approach to jointly assess and tackle policy challenges. Ocean physics and ecosystem connectivity will enable high-resolution oceanographic hindcasts and forecasts of future circulation together with ground-truthing genomic data. Advances in eDNA genomics, machine learning and autonomous underwater robotics will be combined with existing data to provide a step-changes in predictive habitat mapping approaches to expand species and biodiversity observations from local to basin-scales. Ecological timeseries, including innovative palaeoceanographic and genomic reconstructions, will provide an unprecedented view of the impacts of climate change on Atlantic ecosystems. Assessment of the impact of multiple stressors will identify key drivers of ecosystem change and tipping points. New data will come from 12 carefully selected regions in the deep sea and open ocean that are of international conservation significance and of interest to Blue Economy and Blue Growth sectors. Innovative and efficient data handling and data publishing approaches will establish a better integrated Atlantic Ocean observation data community. Capacity and cooperation between science, industry and policymakers bordering the Atlantic will be boosted by joint multi-disciplinary research cruises, enhanced S Atlantic monitoring arrays, scientific training events, iAtlantic Fellowships and industry focussed workshops. Results will be used to stimulate dialogue with stakeholders and critically assess current ocean governance frameworks generating increased capacity for Marine Spatial Planning and enabling Blue Growth scenarios to be rapidly evaluated.
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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

€ 1 957 203,50

Participants (32)

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FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE DO VALE DO ITAJAI

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 256 768,75

UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 82 143

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 812 378,75

IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 605 000

SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 300 087,50

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 757 500

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 995 598,75

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 948 562,50

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 465 983,75

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 466 250

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 85 100

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 504 972,50

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 132 375

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 92 190

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 54 987,50

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA.

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 149 375

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 181 875

SEASCAPE BELGIUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

TMG RESEARCH GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 908,75

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 139 975

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE

France

EU Contribution

€ 168 350

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 99 671,25

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 37 500

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUN, RANNSOKNA- OG RADGJAFARSTOFNUN HAFS OG VATNA

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 214 967,50

Temple University-Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education

United States

GIANNI MATTHEW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 98 250

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 81 250

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 818123

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.2.

H2020-EU.3.2.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 803 099

  • EU contribution

    € 10 631 224

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom