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Development, evaluation and implementation of a standarized fish-based assessment method for the ecological status of european rivers : a contribution to the water framework directive

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2001-00094

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 646 915

  • EU contribution

    € 2 077 784

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

Objective

The objective of the project is to develop, evaluate and implement a standardised Fish-based Assessment Method for the ecological status of European rivers (FAME), a method urgently required for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. FAME will follow a pan-European approach in developing models to characterise reference and degraded conditions based on existing fish data of 17000 sites (5200 rivers) in 16 of the 25 eco-regions of Europe. An integrated system to assess the ecological status will be developed in close cooperation with end-users integrated into the project as "Applied partners". The new method will be evaluated by field tests within ongoing national monitoring programmes. A manual and PC-software will be produced and opened to public via a project web site. In providing a new standard method applicable throughout Europe, FAME will contribute to the new EU water policy aiming at a good status.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Address

Max Emanuelstrasse 17
1180 Wien

Austria

Participants (22)

BUNDESAMT FUER WASSERWIRTSCHAFT

Austria

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

Greece

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CONSEIL SUPERIEUR DE LA PECHE

France

DIRECCAO-GERAL DAS FLORESTAS

Portugal

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Lithuania

FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR

Belgium

FLEMISH ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Belgium

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

INSTITUTE FOR INLAND WATER MANAGEMENT AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT

Netherlands

INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VILNIUS

Lithuania

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

INSTITUUT VOOR BOSBOUW EN WILDBEHEER

Belgium

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF ECOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

MINISTERE DE LA REGION WALLONNE

Belgium

NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES

Sweden

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH

Netherlands

STAATLICHE LEHR- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER VIEHHALTUNG UND GRUENLANDWIRTSCHAFT, AULDENDORF

Germany

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany

UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1

France

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

VOIVODESHIP INSPECTORATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN LODZ

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2001-00094

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 646 915

  • EU contribution

    € 2 077 784

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria