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Models for Assessing and Forecasting the Impact of Environmental Key Pollutants on Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511237

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 308 366

  • EU contribution

    € 8 400 000

Coordinated by:

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.

Germany

Objective

MODELKEY comprises a multidisciplinary approach aiming at developing interlinked and verified predictive modelling toolsas well as state-of-the-art effect-assessment and analytical methods generally applicable to European freshwater and marine ecosystems:
1)to assess, forecast, and mitigate the risks of traditional and recently evolving pollutants on fresh water and marine ecosystems and their biodiversity at a river basin and adjacent marine environment scale,
2)to provide early warning strategies on the basis of sub-lethal effects in vitro and in vivo,
3)to provide a better understanding of cause-effect-relationships between changes in biodiversity and the ecological status, as addressed by the Water Framework Directive, and the impact of environmental pollution as causative factor,
4)to provide methods for state-of-the-art risk assessment and decision support systems for the selection of the most efficient management options to prevent effects on biodiversity and to priorities contamination sources and contaminated sites,
5)to strengthen the scientific knowledge on an European level in the field of impact assessment of environmental pollution on aquatic eco-systems and their biodiversity by extensive training activities and knowledge dissemination to stakeholders and the scientific community. This goal shall be achieved by combining innovative predictive tools for modelling exposure on a river basin scale including the estuary and the coastal zone, for modelling effects on higher levels of biological organization with powerful assessment tools for the identification of key modes of action, key toxicants and key parameters determining exposure. The developed tools will be verified in case studies representing European key areas including Mediterranean, Western and Central European river basins. An end-user-directed decision support system will be provided for cost-effective tool selection and appropriate risk and site prioritization.

Coordinator

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.

Address

Permoser Strasse 15
Leipzig

Germany

Participants (28)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACTING THROUGH THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

CONSORZIO VENEZIA RICERCHE

Italy

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA

Spain

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

VYZKUMNY USTAV VETERINARNIHO LEKARSTVI - VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Czechia

USTAV BIOLOGIE OBRATLOVCU - AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY

Czechia

UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND

Finland

ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER DIE REINHALTUNG DER ELBE

Germany

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR KUST & ZEE (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COASTAL AND MARINE MANAGEMENT)

Netherlands

SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA

Slovakia

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU (RIVM)

Netherlands

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

ST PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Russia

AGENCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA

Spain

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

ECT OEKOTOXIKOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

XENOMETRICS BY ENDOTELL GMBH

Switzerland

DONABAUM & WOLFRAM OEG

Austria

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING (NIVA)

Norway

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT, RIJKSWATERSTAAT

Netherlands

DWS HYDRO-ÖKOLOGIE GMBH

Austria

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 511237

  • Start date

    1 February 2005

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 308 366

  • EU contribution

    € 8 400 000

Coordinated by:

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.

Germany