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European Union Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis and Integration (EURO-BASIN)

Objective

EURO-BASIN is designed to advance our understanding on the variability, potential impacts, and feedbacks of global change and anthropogenic forcing on the structure, function and dynamics of the North Atlantic and associated shelf sea ecosystems as well as the key species influencing carbon sequestering and ecosystem functioning. The ultimate goal of the program is to further our capacity to manage these systems in a sustainable manner following the ecosystem approach. Given the scope and the international significance, EURO-BASIN is part of a multidisciplinary international effort linked with similar activities in the US and Canada. EURO-BASIN focuses on a number of key groups characterizing food web types, e.g. diatoms versus microbial loop players; key species copepods of the genus Calanus; pelagic fish, herring (Clupea harengus), mackerel (Scomber scombrus), blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) which represent some of the largest fish stocks on the planet; piscivorous pelagic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and albacore (Thunnus alalunga) all of which serve to structure the ecosystem and thereby influence the flux of carbon from the euphotic zone via the biological carbon pump. In order to establish relationships between these key players, the project identifies and accesses relevant international databases and develops methods to integrate long term observations. These data will be used to perform retrospective analyses on ecosystem and key species/group dynamics, which are augmented by new data from laboratory experiments, mesocosm studies and field programs. These activities serve to advance modelling and predictive capacities based on an ensemble approach where modelling approaches such as size spectrum; mass balance; coupled NPZD; fisheries; and “end to end” models and as well as ecosystem indicators are combined to develop understanding of the past, present and future dynamics of North Atlantic and shelf sea ecosystems and their living marine resources.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 481 524
Administrative Contact
Ivo Grigorov (Dr.)

Participants (23)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 080
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carsten Meier
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 383 508
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Uwe Barfknecht (Mr.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 249 445
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chust Guillem (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 601 599
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUNIN
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 300 001
Address
Skulagata 4
121 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vignir Thoroddsen (Mr.)
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 99 872
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81-332 Gdynia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Linkowski (Dr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 393 978
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 000
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 79 960
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bo Riemann (Dr.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 550 000
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Geir Huse (Dr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 213 998
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annie Lavialle (Ms.)
SIR ALISTER HARDY FOUNDATION FOR OCEAN SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 132
Address
The Laboratory Citadel Hill The Hoe Plymouth
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gill Tanner (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 197 820
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariel Crozon (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 430 479
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Fagon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 861
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 97 070
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Clarke (Mr.)
NORD UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
Universitetsalleen 11
8026 Bodo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wenche Bergheim-Evensen (Ms.)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
Thormohlens Gate 55
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arne Sivert Svindland (Mr.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Bode (Dr.)
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Limouzin (Ms.)
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 977
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Williams (Ms.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Baris Salihoglu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 29 103
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Rossard (Dr.)