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Final Report - MEECE (Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment)

Project ID: 212085
Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT


This is the final report for the MEECE project which was funded under the Seventh Framework Package (FP7) and aimed to improve the knowledge base on marine ecosystems and input to the development of innovative tools for understanding and assessing Good Environmental Status (GES) in marine waters in European regional seas to inform the implementation of the MSFD. The report explores the multiple driver impacts on complex environments through numerical simulation models which include dynamic feedbacks, unlike statistical approaches. It then details how the project followed a logical process starting with targeted data synthesis, experimentation, model parameterisation and development, followed by model exploration through a range of scenarios addressing the full set of drivers. This innovative approach was designed to help scientists and decision makers to respond to the multiple driver impacts with appropriate, knowledge-based, management applications.

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