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European aquaculture production provides direct employment to 80,000 people and a 3-billion € annual turnover. Parasites cause severe disease outbreaks and high economic losses in finfish aquaculture. The overarching goal of ParaFishControl is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of European Aquaculture by improving understanding of fish-parasite interactions and by developing innova ...
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Data-Driven Bioeconomy (DataBio)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

The data intensive target sector selected for the DataBio project is the Data-Driven Bioeconomy, focusing in production of best possible raw materials from agriculture, forestry and fishery/aquaculture for the bioeconomy industry to produce food, energy and biomaterials taking into account also various responsibility and sustainability issues. DataBio proposes to deploy a state of the art, big dat ...
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Background UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) defines marine litter as any persistent, manufactured solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine and coastal environment. Marine litter is a global and cross-boundary issue; it is found in all seas and oceans, and accumulates on the surface, seafloor and seashore. The presence of ...
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The coastal area is the most productive and dynamic environment of the world ocean with significant resources and services for mankind.JERICO-NEXT (33 organizations from 15 countries) emphasizes that the complexity of the coastal ocean cannot be well understood if interconnection between physics, biogeochemistry and biology is not guaranteed. Such an integration requires new technological developm ...
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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) are on the rise due to the synergistic effects of climate change and habitat destruction. The impacts of AIS on Biodiversity, human health, and loss of ecosystem services are well known, but their control and management has now become a worldwide priority. Successful management of AIS is challenging because it requires several steps in succession: (1) early detectio ...
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The project will develop well-targeted and sound communication material that raises awareness on our (individual and collective) responsibility and interest in ensuring the sustainability of the ocean and of its ecosystems. The project builds on critical assessments of: (1) existing communication strategies, material and governance that focuses on the ocean; (2) the values, perceptions and underst ...
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Ensuring the Integrity of the European food chain (FOODINTEGRITY)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

Food Integrity “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition”.Providing assurance to consumers and other stakeholders about the safety, authenticity and quality of European food (integrity) is of prime importance in adding value to the European Agri-food economy. The integrity of European foods is under constant threat from fraudulently labelled imitations that try to ...
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Underwater Time Of Flight Image Acquisition system (UTOFIA)

Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

UTOFIA will offer a compact and cost-effective underwater imaging system for turbid environments. Using range-gated imaging, the system will extend the imaging range by factor 2 to 3 over conventional imaging systems, while at the same time providing video-rate 3D information. This will fill the current gap between short-range, high-resolution conventional video and long-range low-resolution sonar ...
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Ecosystem Approach to making Space for Aquaculture (AquaSpace)

Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

The AquaSpace project has the goal of providing increased space for aquaculture to allow increased production. Following the call, we will achieve this by identifying the key constraints experienced by aquaculture development in a wide range of contexts and aquaculture types, taking into account all relevant factors and advised by a Reference User Group. We will then map these constraints against ...
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"MARS will support managers and policy makers in the practical implementation of the WFD, of related legislation and of the Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources by conducting new research and synthesising existing knowledge concerning effects and management of multiple stressors in surface water and groundwater bodies; by advising the 3rd RMBP cycle and the revision of the WFD; and by d ...
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Background Pesticides are used in viticulture to maintain a good level of pest prevention in vineyards. Fungicides are applied to control fungal pathogens that can cause devastating diseases, such as grapevine downy and powdery mildews. Treatment of these diseases generates resistance in pathogens, which can result in application of higher doses and use ...
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Background Around 80% of most products’ environmental footprint is determined during their design phase. Focusing on environmental considerations during design stages can therefore reduce negative impacts and increase resource efficiency. European dairy products have lifecycles that traditionally consume large amounts of energy and other resources. Thi ...
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Oceanic tunas as indicators of ecosystem health (OceanTuneIn)

Start date: Mar 31, 2014, End date: Jul 20, 2017,

Understanding to what extent human activities have altered marine biodiversity is an increasingly urgent societal challenge and of considerable scientific and policy concern.Our ignorance of the pressures upon and fate of marine biodiversity is, in part, because there are few synoptic global indicators to measure changes in marine biodiversity. Moreover, it has proven challenging to effectively in ...
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Research and innovation are central elements in the Europe 2020 Strategy and it is recognised that bioeconomy is an important element of the Strategy. DG RTD has issued a European Strategy “Innovating for sustainable growth: a bioeconomy for Europe” paving the way to a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with the sustainable use of renewable re ...
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Seafood has been recognized as a high quality, healthy and safe food item. Yet, some seafood can accumulate environmental contaminants with potential impact on human health. Limited information is available for those without maximum limits set by authorities for seafood, like priority contaminants, biotoxins from harmful algal blooms and marine litter. In order to increase seafood safety to consum ...
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REDUCING POST-HARVEST LOSSES TO INCREASE FOOD SUSTAINABILITY (REPLAY)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

"Main postharvest losses are caused by physiological, pathological and physical damage; being these causes in many instances interrelated. Harvested products are highly heterogeneous and conventional postharvest approaches are not sufficient for an optimum profitability of these foodstuffs. These methods are usually based on controlling the physiological and sanitary status on pre-harvest, for whi ...
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The objectives are to:(i) improve our understanding of human activities impacts (cumulative, synergistic, antagonistic) and variations due to climate change on marine biodiversity, using long-term series (pelagic and benthic). This objective will identify the barriers and bottlenecks (socio-economic and legislative) that prevent the GES being achieved(ii) test the indicators proposed by the EC, an ...
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Risk Based Consenting of Offshore Renewable Energy Projects (RiCORE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Jun 30, 2016,

The consenting of offshore renewable energy is often cited as one of the main non-technical barriers to the development of this sector. A significant aspect of this is the uncertainty inherent in the potential environmental impacts of novel technology. To ensure consents are compliant with EU and national legislation, such as the Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive, costly and t ...
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"The MSY concept was included as a principle in the 2009 Green Paper on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in accordance with the global imperative to manage fish stocks according to the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). This implies a commitment to direct management of fish stocks towards achieving MSY by 2015. Attaining this goal is complicated by the lack of common agreement on the ...
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Around European coastal seas, the number of marine observing systems is quickly increasing under the pressure of both monitoring requirements and oceanographic research. Present demands for such systems include reliable, high-quality and comprehensive observations, automated platforms and sensors systems, as well as autonomy over long time periods. In-situ data collected, combined with remote sens ...
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GAP2 is about making a difference to an issue of significance to the whole of society; the wellbeing of the marine environment and the sustainability of fisheries upon which society depends for food. It builds on the relationships, processes and plans arising from GAP1 by enabling Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) actions that promote stakeholder participation in the debate on and development ...
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SOCIOEC is an interdisciplinary, European wide project bringing together scientists from several fisheries sciences with industry partners and other key stakeholders to work in an integrated manner on solutions for future fisheries management, that can be implemented at a regional level. The central concept is to provide a mechanism for developing measures that are consistent with the overarching ...
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SENSE will deliver a harmonised system for the environmental impact assessment of food&drink products. The research will evaluate existing relevant environmental impact assessment methodologies, and consider socio-economical, quality and safety aspects, to deliver a new integral system that can be linked to monitoring and traceability data. The system will integrate: (a) (regionalised) data gather ...
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More than 60% of all reported diseases in modern industrial countries are said to have their origin from malnutrition (low vitamin intake, high caloric food (fat and sugar)). As an important cause of this the high consumption of fat (saturated and trans-fatty acids, salt (sodium) and sugar (mono- and disaccharides) has been identified. With the change of society, the consumer’s pattern towards fo ...
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PROVALUE est la suite du projet VALUE approuvé dans le cadre du deuxième appel à projets. L'objectif de PROVALUE est de corriger le faible taux de traitement et de valorisation des déchets du territoire SUDOE par rapport aux autres pays européens.Face à cette problématique, le projet PROVALUE compte élargir l'utilisation des connaissances issues du projet VALUE et étend son utilisation à un tissu ...
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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 manag ...
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MARNET

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Jun 29, 2014,

Creation of a marine socio-economic development, to develop and collate comparable marine socio-economic data useful to support planning, definition of policies and implementation of socio-economic development initiatives in peripheral regions of the Atlantic Area. Achievements: ...
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Media Actions for International Training of REsearchers (MAITRE)

Start date: Apr 1, 2011, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

The interaction between science and the media is a key element in the public opinion’s understanding of research issues and of citizens’ consensus on public spending for research. Food research issues have been recently at the heart of heated debates and often subject to misrepresentations partially due to over-simplification by the media or to insufficient involvement of scientists in communicati ...
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Background The environmental framework plan of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (ACBC) has established some specific objectives for 2012, such as reducing by 45% the amount of municipal solid waste sent to landfill, and valorising as much as possible biodegradable waste. In the ACBC there are two municipal solid waste treatment plants and s ...
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Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas (MESMA) (MESMA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2009, End date: Oct 31, 2013,

The increasing pressures upon the marine realm call for a well planned approach of further spatial development of this area. An ecosystem-based approach to fisheries, the increasing demand for sustainable energy, coastal defence systems, building materials and safe transport routes and the need to protect marine habitats and species all compete for the same valuable space. At the same time climate ...
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According to the EU-India Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement, there is a converging Indian and European interest in finding promising valorization routes and markets for fruit and cereal processing by-products and wastes. NAMASTE will develop innovative, comprehensive and industry-relevant approaches for the valorization of citrus, mango and pomegranates by-products and wastes as well as ...
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Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment (MEECE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Feb 28, 2013,

MEECE is a scientific research project which aims to use a combination of data synthesis, numerical simulation and targeted experimentation to further our knowledge of how marine ecosystems will respond to combinations of multiple climate change and anthropogenic drivers. With an emphasis on the European Marine Strategy (EMS), MEECE will improve the decision support tools to provide a structured l ...
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Operational Pan-European River Runoff (OPERR)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2013,

"The overall objective of the project is twofold, first to turn a pan-European river discharge model into operational use and thereby acting as a downstream service based on earlier developed GMES core services and at the same time stimulating the development and improvement of new downstream services. This objective will be achieved by extending an already running operational river discharge mode ...
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Forage Fish Interactions (FACTS)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"Removal of a forage fish has consequences for both predators and prey of forage fish. As everything is connected, every management action has a price which goes beyond the apparent, direct effect on the target species. The fishery on forage fish can therefore not be seen in isolation, as the immediate gain in profit from the fishery has to be discounted by the lowered potential for production of ...
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Mitigating ADverse Ecological impacts of open ocean fisheries (MADE)

Start date: May 1, 2008, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"A particular attention has been paid worldwide on longline fisheries as they catch considerable amount of by-catch (seabirds, turtles, sharks, etc.). Seabird and turtles by-catch mitigation methods have now been established in many fisheries worldwide, but similar efforts must be put to reduce by-catch of sharks. In the same ecosystems, another issue attracts the attention of international tuna c ...
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MeshAtlantic wants to promote harmonised production and use of marine habitat maps covering the Atlantic Area. To reach this goal, intends to adapt and enhance previous achievements to the area, hence bringing the region onto equal footing with northern Europe. Achievements: ...
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El objetivo del proyecto es identificar, experimentar, validar y difundir tecnologías de tratamiento y valorización de residuos en PYMES de actividades productivas de transformación de vegetales del SUDOE. El proyecto pretende, mediante la transferencia de tecnologías y metodologías de valorización de residuos, la obtención y aplicación de compuestos de interés para la mejora tecnológica de alimen ...
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"Deepwater fisheries pose particular difficulties for management. Target species are difficult to assess with high levels of uncertainty, they are generally vulnerable to overfishing and sustainable levels of exploitation are low. Ecosystems are impacted by fishing due to the removal of target species, bycatch of numerous fish and other organisms and the crushing of benthos such as e.g. cold water ...
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"WISER will support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) by developing tools for the integrated assessment of the ecological status of European surface waters (with a focus on lakes and coastal/transitional waters), and by evaluating recovery processes in rivers, lakes and coastal/transitional waters under global change constraints. The project will (1) analyse existing data ...
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Water Quality in Harbours (PORTONOVO)

Start date: Nov 15, 2009, End date: Feb 14, 2012,

Nowadays, ports are introducing changes in the management policies, moving towards the use of models in which economic and environmental factors are considered indicators of development. The conflict between the need to prioritise the development of specific economic activities and the fulfilment of the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) was solved by the introduction ...
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