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Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons

Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons

Objective

The ARCH research project “Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons” aims to develop participative methodologies in collaboration with policy makers, local authorities and stakeholders to manage the multiple problems affecting lagoons (estuarine coastal areas). These areas represent ecosystems that are very vulnerable for climate change, increasing urbanisation and industrialisation. A central feature of ARCH is to provide realistic solutions to manage these pressures and establish a better connection (the arch) between science and policy. This is accomplished by facilitating the transition (i) from segregated disciplinary scientific results to well integrated and usable scientific knowledge, (ii) from “government” and sectoral policies towards “governance” and sustainable management; and (iii) from an unaware and uninformed “lagoon community” towards an involved and well-informed community. ARCH will work with 10 case study lagoons and estuaries having a geographical distribution covering all major seas surrounding Europe. A participatory workshop methodology will be used at the lagoon sites to develop a decision framework to choose strategies, interventions and measures to manage the existing and future problems in the lagoon. This is accomplished using an integrated planning approach, considering ecosystem services to assess the social, economic and ecological state of the lagoon and linking this to spatial planning methodology. The final products of ARCH are roadmaps for implementation of realistic solutions at the lagoon scale, a management guide for coastal managers and policy makers in Europe and the European Lagoon Management Handbook. The project will actively disseminate products and experiences via newsletters, multiplier seminars, a website and specific web-tool for discussion, and a final conference. The legacy beyond the lifetime of the project is ensured by the connection to international networks, like the UNESCO HELP-program.
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT

Address

Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 769 569

Administrative Contact

Amy M.P. Oen (Dr.)

Participants (11)

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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 522 864

HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 275 976

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 355 503

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 27 500

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 127 080

INSTYTUT MORSKI W GDANSKU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 144 060

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 319 129

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 280 912

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 307 963

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 190 440

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 174 537

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282748

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 377 179,20

  • EU contribution

    € 3 495 533

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT

Norway

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