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Sustainable management of mesopelagic resources

Project description

Fishing sustainably at greater depths

The SUMMER project will explore recent findings that suggest that the mesopelagic zone of oceans contains 90 % of the planet’s fish biomass. Even if a fraction of this is correct, the exploitation potential in fishmeal production, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals is enormous. However, as the role of mesopelagic fish is not understood in terms of the ecosystem, it is first necessary to establish tools to accurately estimate their biomass and the interspecies impact at that level. Using eDNA, acoustics and gut analysis among other tools, SUMMER will also investigate the environmental repercussions of such exploitation. The resulting outcome will provide a better idea of the mesopelagic commercial potential and its impact on ecosystem balances.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 638 045

Participants (22)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 495
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 385 283,75
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 331 721,25
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 430,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 247,50
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 288 787,50
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 175
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 270 468,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LA ROCHELLE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 265 000
Address
Avenue Albert-einstein 23
17031 La Rochelle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 303 875
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 243,75
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 285 250
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 298 365
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 267 343,75
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 405 000
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 812,50
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUN, RANNSOKNA- OG RADGJAFARSTOFNUN HAFS OG VATNA
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 296 250
Address
Skulagotu 4
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
BARNA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 988,75
Address
Ctra De Bermeo S/n
48360 Mundaka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Saudi Arabia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Administration Building 16 Level 4 Room 4206 General Counsels Office
23955 6900 Thuwal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 525,50
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations