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

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.

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Call for proposal

FP6-2003-GLOBAL-2
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Coordinator

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.
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Permoser Strasse 15
Leipzig
Germany

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Participants (28)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Prinsstraat 13
Antwerpen

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACTING THROUGH THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft

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STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 185
177 Delft

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CONSORZIO VENEZIA RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Via Della Liberta 12
Marghera Venezia

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VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
3 Rue Michel Ange
Paris

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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Calle Serrano 117
Madrid

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UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
Address
Edificio Les Aligues Plaza San Domenec 3
Girona

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UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern

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VYZKUMNY USTAV VETERINARNIHO LEKARSTVI - VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Czechia
Address
Hudcova 70
Brno

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USTAV BIOLOGIE OBRATLOVCU - AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
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Kvetna 8
Brno

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UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND
Finland
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
1627 Kuopio

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ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT FUER DIE REINHALTUNG DER ELBE
Germany
Address
Billstrasse 84
Hamburg

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RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR KUST & ZEE (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COASTAL AND MARINE MANAGEMENT)
Netherlands
Address
Kortenaerkade 1
20907 Den Haag

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SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA
Slovakia
Address
Limbova 14
Bratislava

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RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU (RIVM)
Netherlands
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven

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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart

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ST PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya 7/9
Sint Petersburg

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AGENCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
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Provenca 204-208
Barcelona

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UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
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Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona

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ECT OEKOTOXIKOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Boettgerstrasse 2-14
Floersheim

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XENOMETRICS BY ENDOTELL GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Gewerbestrasse 25
Allschwil

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DONABAUM & WOLFRAM OEG
Austria
Address
Zentagasse 47
Vienna

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NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING (NIVA)
Norway
Address
Brekkeveien 19
Oslo

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STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 185
177 Delft

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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT, RIJKSWATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad

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DWS HYDRO-ÖKOLOGIE GMBH
Austria
Address
Zentergasse 47
Vienna

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STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen

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