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Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas (MERCES)

Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2020,

The project MERCES is focused on the restoration of different degraded marine habitats, with the aim of: 1) assessing the potential of different technologies and approaches; 2) quantifying the returns in terms of ecosystems services and their socio-economic impacts; 3) defining the legal-policy and governance frameworks needed to optimize the effectiveness of the different restoration approaches. ...
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ATLAS creates a dynamic new partnership between multinational industries, SMEs, governments and academia to assess the Atlantic’s deep-sea ecosystems and Marine Genetic Resources to create the integrated and adaptive planning products needed for sustainable Blue Growth. ATLAS will gather diverse new information on sensitive Atlantic ecosystems (incl. VMEs and EBSAs) to produce a step-change in our ...
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The objective of SponGES is to develop an integrated ecosystem-based approach to preserve and sustainably use vulnerable sponge ecosystems of the North Atlantic. The SponGES consortium, an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of research institutions, environmental non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, will focus on one of the most diverse, ecologically and biologicall ...
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The overarching objective of AtlantOS is to achieve a transition from a loosely-coordinated set of existing ocean observing activities to a sustainable, efficient, and fit-for-purpose Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (IAOOS), by defining requirements and systems design, improving the readiness of observing networks and data systems, and engaging stakeholders around the Atlantic; and leav ...
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Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatories Network (FIXO3)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2017,

The Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO3) seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community. These will provide multidisciplinary observations in all parts of the oceans from the air-sea interface to the deep seafloor. Coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre, UK, FixO3 will build on the s ...
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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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Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation (MIDAS)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

The MIDAS project addresses fundamental environmental issues relating to the exploitation of deep-sea mineral and energy resources; specifically polymetallic sulphides, manganese nodules, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, methane hydrates and the potential mining of rare earth elements. These new industries will have significant impacts on deep-sea ecosystems, in some cases extending over hundre ...
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European Marine Biology Resource Centre preparatory phase 2 (pp2EMBRC)

Start date: Oct 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

EMBRC is a distributed infrastructure of marine biology and ecology, encompassing aquaculture and biotechnology, exploiting the latest “omics”, analytical and imaging technologies, and providing on site and remote scientific and technical services to the scientific community of the public and private sector. EMBRC successfully completed a preparatory phase in early in 2014 with the production of a ...
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Description The MORPH project advances the novel concept of an underwater robotic system composed of a number of spatially separated mobile robot-modules, carrying distinct and yet complementary resources. Instead of being physically coupled, the modules are connected via virtual links that rely on the flow of information among them. Without ...
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DESAFIO means “challenge” in both Portuguese and Spanish. The guiding concept of our proposal is to make a contribution towards tackling what is arguably one of the major challenges facing Brazil and Latin American countries in the 21st century: eradicating structural social inequality in the access to essential water and sanitation services. The overarching objective of our proposal is assessing ...
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The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is the most important piece of water legislation in Europe for many years. It aims at ensuring the ‘good water status’ of EU water bodies and thus achieve both its good chemical and ecological status. To achieve and assess a ‘good ecological status’, the WFD advocates the integration of various disciplines. Its successful implementation raises new challenges, an ...
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The strategic goal of EcoFINDERS is to provide the EC with tools to design and implement soil strategies aimed at ensuring sustainable use of soils, including: i) Characterisation of European soil biodiversity; ii) Determination of relations between soil biodiversity, soil functions and ecosystem services; iii) Design of policy-relevant and cost-effective indicators for monitoring soil biodiversit ...
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Europe Africa Marine Network (EAMNet)

Start date: Mar 1, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

EAMNet aims to construct a network linking Earth Observation (EO) information providers, user networks and centres of excellence in Europe and Africa in the area of coastal and marine observations towards sustainable development in Africa. The network will undertake capacity building and maintenance and build upon existing infrastructure and expertise in Africa. The overall aim is to improve the e ...
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"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 z ...
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Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas (KnowSeas)

Start date: Apr 1, 2009, End date: Jun 30, 2013,

Europe’s four regional seas (Baltic, Black, Mediterranean and NE Atlantic) have suffered severe environmental degradation due to human pressure. Existing measures to manage pressures have proven inadequate and the EC has responded by proposing a new policy (Maritime Strategy Blue Book) and environmental legislation (Marine Strategy Directive), both currently close to adoption. These instruments re ...
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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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... er reefs will be able to maintain a positive balance between carbonate construction and destruction processes. This proposal describes a project on a cutting-edge research topic to be undertaken at IMAR-DOP(Portugal). The applicant has developed expertise in tropical coral reef ecology during her PhD studies in the USA. The applicant was recently awarded a post-doctoral fellowship to work at IMAR- ...
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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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Mediterranean Intermittent River Management (MIRAGE)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2011,

"The implementation of the WFD in catchments with temporary rivers presents a significant challenge for watershed managers. The MIRAGE project will, for the first time, comprehensively investigate the applicability of specific management options under the characteristic flush and drought conditions of temporary streams. Through investigations in seven basins, MIRAGE will provide a framework for ma ...
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Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Operational (MEFEPO)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Nov 30, 2011,

Since the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy in 2002, effort has been devoted to addressing the governance, scientific, social and economic issues required to introduce an ecosystem approach to European marine fisheries. Fisheries management needs to support the ‘three pillars of sustainability’ (ecological, social and economic. Fisheries Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) were developed to further the ...
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Important bird areas for seabirds in Portugal (IBAMarinha)

Start date: Oct 1, 2004, End date: Oct 1, 2008,

Background Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are sites that are essential to ensure the long-term viability of bird populations, particularly of those species that are of conservation concern. BirdLife International’s IBA inventories are used, amongst others, to analyse whether the EU’s current SPA network is adequate or not. Whereas the terrestrial breed ...
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La utilización de Áreas Marítimas Protegidas (AMP) para la realización de diversas actividades económicas (submarinismo, observación de cetáceos, pesca deportiva, etc.) ha ido en aumento. En la Macaronesia, principalmente en Canarias, las actividades ligadas al turismo tienen una gran importancia económica y son eventualmente realizadas en áreas que ya poseen planes de ordenamiento y gestión, mien ...
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With the project ORPAM it is intended to launch the bases to develop an observation network of fisheries and the marine environment of Macaronésia. The main objective is to widen substantially the cooperation between scientific institutions of the three regions to improve the service that these institutions give in terms of advice and support to the management of the exploited marine resources.
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Numerosas han sido las contradicciones entre desarrollo económico y el ambiente, en cuyo proceso la naturaleza ha perdido espacio y algunas especies han desaparecido. Por eso las colecciones o bancos de organismos son importantes como representantes de esa biodiversidad cambiante, de las especies desaparecidas tanto a nivel local como regional. El objetivo general de BANCOMAR es coordinar el proce ...
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