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Science and policy integration for coastal System Assessment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36992

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 425 865

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

Objective

The overall objective of SPICOSA is to develop a self-evolving, holistic research approach for integrated assessment of Coastal Systems so that the best available scientific knowledge can be mobilized to support deliberative and decision-making processes aimed at improving the sustainability of Coastal Systems by implementing Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) policies.

Based on a system approach, a multidisciplinary assessment framework will be developed with a balanced consideration of the Ecological, Social and Economic sectors (ESE) of Coastal Systems. This System Approach Framework (SAF) will be used to explore the dynamics of Coastal-Zone Systems and potential consequences of alternative policy scenarios. Achieving this objective will require a restructuring of the science needed to understand the interactions between complex natural and social systems at different spatial and temporal scales including the overall economic evaluation of alternative policies.

Furthermore, SPICOSA will contribute to a more integrated science-policy interface, i.e. specifically by developing and testing deliberation support tools for the transfer scientific products to policy decision-makers, stakeholders, and end-users. The SAF and its tools will be implemented in eighteen coastal Study Site Applications, which range from Norway to Portugal to Turkey and to Romania, A SAF Portfolio consisting of generic assessment methodologies, specific tools, models, and new knowledge useful for ICZM, will be produced in a manner that is user-friendly and updateable for future CZ researchers and professionals.

In addition, SPICOSA will generate new curricula, training modules, and training opportunities for academics and professionals involved in Sustainability Science and ICZM implementation.

Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

Address

155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Issy-Les-Moulineaux

France

Participants (55)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.

France

CONSORZIO PER LA GESTIONE DEL CENTRO DI COORDINAMENTO DELLE ATTIVITA DI RICERCA INERENTI IL SISTEMA LAGUNARE DI VENEZIA

Italy

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK

Belgium

CENTRO MEDITERRANEO DE ESTUDIOS PARA EL USO Y CONSERVACION DE LAS COSTAS - CENTRO MEDITERRANEO EUCC

Spain

HOGSKOLEN I BODO

Norway

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS

France

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE

Portugal

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

United Kingdom

NAPIER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

INSTYTUT MORSKI W GDANSKU

Poland

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

DISY INFORMATIONSSYSTEME GMBH

Germany

KOLLEG FUER MANAGEMENT UND GESTALTUNG NACHHALTIGER ENTWICKLUNG GGMBH

Germany

SOGREAH CONSULTANTS SAS

France

UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI.

Poland

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

INSTITUT FUER OSTSEEFORSCHUNG WARNEMUENDE

Germany

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

TARTU UELIKOOL

Estonia

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

INSTITUT FUER OEKOLOGISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GGMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

LATVIJAS HIDROEKOLOGIJAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE

Norway

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII

Romania

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA.

Israel

ENVISION MANAGEMENT LTD

United Kingdom

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

PES CONSULTANCY B.V.

Netherlands

PES CONSULTANCY B.V.

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

ENVECO MILJOEEKONOMI AB

Sweden

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT - RIJKSWATERSTAAT WATERDIENST

Netherlands

SAGREMARISCO-VIVEIROS DE MARISCO LDA

Portugal

STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN

Italy

MARINE HYDROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

Ukraine

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET.

Denmark

GROUPE D'ETUDE ET DE SERVICES POUR L'ECONOMIE DES RESSOURCES

France

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36992

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 425 865

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France