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Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European seas

Objective

The HERMIONE project is designed to make a major advance in our knowledge of the functioning of deep-sea ecosystems and their contribution to the production of goods and services. This will be achieved through a highly interdisciplinary approach (including biologists, ecologists, microbiologists, biogeochemists, sedimentologists, physical oceanographers, modelers and socio-economists) that will integrate biodiversity, specific adaptions and biological capacity in the context of a wide range of highly vulnerable deep-sea habitats. Gaining this understanding is crucial, because these ecosystems are now being affected by climate change and impacted by man through fishing, resource extraction, seabed installations and pollution. To design and implement effective governance strategies and management plans we must understand the extent, natural dynamics and interconnection of ocean ecosystems and integrate socio-economic research with natural science. The study sites include the Arctic, North Atlantic and Mediterranean and cover a range of ecosystems including cold-water corals, canyons, cold and hot seeps, seamounts and open slopes and deep-basins. The project will make strong connections between deep-sea science and user needs. HERMIONE will enhance the education and public perception of the deep-ocean issues also through some of the major EU aquaria. These actions, together with GEOSS databases that will be made available, will create a platform for discussion between a range of stakeholders, and contribute to EU environmental policies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 151 728,50
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Dr.)

Participants (40)

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 476 942
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Moal (Mr.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 351 804
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maarten A. Van Arkel (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 420 203
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jordi Alberch (Mr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 316 139
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ioanna Georgiadou (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 320
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Drossou-Berendes (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 228 450
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabio Trincardi (Dr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 205
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 235 124
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Arne Opheim (Mr.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 191 442
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacinta Thornton (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 137,46
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Winderl (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 267 526
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 302 165
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 804
Address
Piazzale Flaminio 9
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Danovaro (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 137
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Heike Wojack (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 316 804
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 168 763
Address
R. Das Trinas 49
1249-093 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mario Veiga (Mr.)
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 762
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 262,70
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inna Huber (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 674
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 176 804
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Turid Loddengaard (Ms.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 138 763
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 919
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorna Leverett (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 88 434
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karline Soetaert (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 402
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stevenson-Robb (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 403
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Shaw (Ms.)
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINESCIENCE LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 32 864
Address
Scottish Marine Institute
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Derek Black (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 68 041
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fernando Baptista (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 123 762
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Billi-Rizza (Dr.)
P.P. SHIRSHOV INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 53 040
Address
Nakhimovsky Prospect 36
117997 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Flint (Dr.)
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

Participation ended

Kenya
EU contribution
€ 9 968,93
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Darrell Taylor (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 123 762
Address
Rua Da Mae De Deus Reitoria Apartado 1422
9501 801 Ponta Delgada S Miguel Acores
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Serrao Santos (Dr.)
Median SCP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 166 000
Address
Calle Vista Alegre 20
08197 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sybille Van Den Hove (Dr.)
ArchimediX, Möckl & Munzel GbR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 49 999
Address
Odenwaldstrasse 197
D-64372 Ober-ramstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philipp Möckl (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 53 041
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Kormas (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 70 722
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
National Marine Aquarium Ltd.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Rope Walk, Coxside
PL4 0LF Plymouth
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michaela Champion (Ms.)
COSTA EDUTAINMENT S.P.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Ponte Spinola Area Porto Antico Sn
16126 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Serena Del Lungo (Ms.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 73 218
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Day-Olszewska (Dr.)
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 027,34
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johannes Heilmann (Dr.)
WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 392,07
Address
Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Judith Haste (Mrs.)