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Interaction in coastal waters: A roadmap to sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries

Objective

Coastal areas are subject to an increase in competing activities and protection (Natura 2000, Marine Strategy Directive) and are a source of potential conflict for space allocation. COEXIST is a broad, multidisciplinary approach to evaluate these interactions with the ultimate goal to provide a roadmap to better integration, sustainability and synergies among different activities in the coastal zone. 1. The project will study the interactions between capture fisheries and aquaculture and evaluate mutual benefits and possible bottlenecks for concomitant development of these activities in the coastal zone within the context of the ecosystem approach to management. 2. It will propose, develop and evaluate the efficiency of spatial management tools (zoning, closed areas, etc) to promote different forms of coastal aquaculture and fisheries at different scales (e.g. local, regional) and it will exploit mutual opportunities (e.g. artificial reefs, protected areas, wind farms, tourism etc) within a context of competition for space by multiple users. 3. The project will address differences in acceptance of activities (fisheries, aquaculture, and other use of the coastal zone) by the society. 4. A detailed strategy for communication and involvement of stakeholders and for dissemination of results to general and targeted audiences is integrated in the project. By these actions, the project will support the new European Maritime Policy and spatial planning of coastal areas. Case studies, supported by national projects will be used to provide data for further analysis through the integrated work packages This will include detailed comparative analyses and integrated models for the regional seas, as well as a synthesis on the European scale. COEXIST will address interactions on a biological and biogeochemical level, as well as a socio-economic level, and the governance and legal aspects.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 544 076
Administrative Contact
Helene Pedersen (Ms.)

Participants (13)

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 269 373
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Horst Gottfried (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 278 726
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 80 763
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Hihn (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 210 992
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ramiro Gomes (Dr.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 210 916
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
João Carlos Marques (Prof.)
RIISTA- JA KALATALOUDEN TUTKIMUSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 142 101
Address
Viikinkaari 4
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Timo Mäkinen (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 195 643
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gianna Fabi (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 438
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Clarke (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 76 839
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Per Dolmer (Mr.)
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 355 280
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Murphy (Mr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 62 379
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johanna Hiltunen (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 480 974
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arie Pieter Van Duijn (Mr.)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jorge Miguel Alberto De Miranda (Mr.)