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People for Ecosystem Based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and Coast

People for Ecosystem Based Governance in Assessing Sustainable Development of Ocean and Coast

Objective

Many efforts have been deployed for developing Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Both basins have, and continue to suffer severe environmental degradation. In many areas this has led to unsustainable trends, which have impacted, on economic activities and human well-being. An important progress has been made with the launch of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean Sea in January 2008. The ICZM Protocol offers, for the first time in the Mediterranean, an opportunity to work in a new way, and a model that can be used as a basis for solving similar problems elsewhere, such as in the Back Sea. The aim of PEGASO is to build on existing capacities and develop common novel approaches to support integrated policies for the coastal, marine and maritime realms of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins in ways that are consistent with and relevant to the implementation of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean. PEGASO will use the model of the existing ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean and adjust it to the needs of the Black Sea through three innovative actions:
- Constructing an ICZM governance platform as a bridge between scientist and end-user communities, going far beyond a conventional bridging. The building of a shared scientific and end users platform is at the heart of our proposal linked with new models of governance.
-Refining and further developing efficient and easy to use tools for making sustainability assessments in the coastal zone (indicators, accounting methods and models, scenarios, socio-economic valuations, etc). They will be tested and validated in 10 sites (CASES) and by the ICZM Platform, using a multi-scale approach for integrated regional assessment.
-Implementing a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), following INSPIRE Directive, to organize local geonodes and standardize spatial data to support information sharing on an interactive visor, to make it available to the ICZM Platform, and to disseminate all results of the project to all interested parties and beyond.
-Enhancing regional networks of scientists and stakeholders in ICPC countries, supported by capacity building, to implement the PEGASO tools and lessons learned, to assess the state and trends for coast and sea in both basins, identifying present and future main threats agreeing on responses to be done at different scales in an integrated approach, including transdisciplinary and transbondary long-term collaborations.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Campus De La Uab Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 036 237,52

Administrative Contact

Françoise Breton (Prof.)

Participants (24)

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University Mohammed V-Agdal

Morocco

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 255 777,64

PLAN BLEU POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT EN MEDITERRANNEE

France

EU Contribution

€ 431 979,89

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 536 955

ACRI ETUDES ET CONSEIL

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 86 920,88

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 257 320,11

Priority Actions Programme Regional Activity Centre

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 348 138,17

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 500 535,94

VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 303 376,35

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 484 944,76

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 281 220,22

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 149 137,92

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 212 822,62

AKDENIZ KIYI VAKFI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 386 290,59

UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V DE RABAT

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 244 520

Association de Réflexion, d'Echanges et d'Actions pour l'Environnement et le Développement

Algeria

EU Contribution

€ 132 585,34

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND FISHERIES

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 193 317,59

UNIVERSITY OF BALAMAND

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 219 126,16

MARINE HYDROPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - UKRAINIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 146 828,40

FONDATION TOUR DU VALAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 198 651,86

National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 76 789,88

THE COMMISSION ON THE PROTECTION OFTHE BLACK SEA AGAINST POLLUTION

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 167 861,38

UNION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE ET DE SES RESSOURCES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 210 144,27

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 137 522,07

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244170

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 827 935,97

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 004,56

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain