Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Changing European Seas

akronüüm: MERCES
algus: 2016-06-01
lõpp: 2020-05-31
 
programm: H2020 - Horisont 2020
alaprogramm: ENV - Kliimameetmed, keskkond, ressursitõhusus ja toorained
instrument: RIA
projektikonkurss: H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
projekti number: 689518
kestus kuudes: 48
partnerite arv: 28
 
lühikokkuvõte: 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. Specific aims include: a) improving existing, and developing new, restoration actions of degraded marine habitats; b) increasing the adaptation of EU degraded marine habitats to global change; c) enhancing marine ecosystem resilience and services; d) conducting cost-benefit analyses for marine restoration measures; e) creating new industrial targets and opportunities. To achieve these objectives MERCES created a multi-disciplinary consortium with skills in marine ecology, restoration, law, policy and governance, socio-economics, knowledge transfer, dissemination and communication. MERCES will start from the inventory of EU degraded marine habitats (WP1), conduct pilot restoration experiments (WP2, WP3, WP4), assess the effects of restoration on ecosystem services (WP5). The legal, policy and governance outputs will make effective the potential of marine restoration (WP6) and one dedicated WP will assess the socio-economic returns of marine ecosystems’ restoration (WP7). The transfer of knowledge and the links with the industrial stakeholders will be the focus of WP8. The results of MERCES will be disseminated to the widest audience (WP9). The project will be managed through a dedicated management office (WP10). MERCES will contribute to the Blue Growth by: i) improving the EU scientific knowledge on marine restoration, ii) contributing to EU Marine Directives; iii) implementing the Restoration Agenda, iv) enhancing the industrial capacity in this field, v) increasing the competitiveness of EU in the world market of restoration, and vi) offering new employment opportunities.
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1 koordinaator UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE IT Roberto DANOVARO http://www.univpm.it
2 partner AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS ES http://www.csic.es
3 partner HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH EL http://www.hcmr.gr
4 partner IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR PT
5 partner ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG DE http://www.awi.de
6 partner INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER FR http://www.ifremer.fr
7 partner NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY IE http://www.nuigalway.ie
8 partner WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY NL http://www.wageningenur.nl/nl.htm
9 partner AALBORG UNIVERSITET DK http://www.aau.dk
10 partner ABO AKADEMI FI
11 partner Tartu Ülikool EE http://www.ut.ee
12 partner FACULTY OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB HR https://www.pmf.unizg.hr/
13 partner CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE IT http://www.conisma.it
14 partner STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE NL http://www.nioz.nl
15 partner ECOPATH INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE ASOCIACION ES
16 partner STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT NL http://www.ru.nl
17 partner NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING NO
18 partner NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL UK http://www.nerc.ac.uk
19 partner ECOREACH SRL IT http://www.ecoreach.it
20 partner Median SCP ES http://www.median-web.eu
21 partner STUDIO ASSOCIATO GAIA SNC DEI DOTTORI ANTONIO SARA E MARTINA MILANESE IT
22 partner DEEP SEAS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD UK http://www.deepseasolutions.co.uk
23 partner Marine Law and Ocean Policy Research Services Ltd IE http://www.marinelaw.ie
24 partner WWF ITALIA IT http://www.WWF.IT
25 partner WCMC LBG UK
26 partner AKDENIZ KORUMA DERNEGI TR http://www.akdenizkoruma.org.tr
27 partner UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA ES http://www.ub.edu
28 partner HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY UK http://www.hw.ac.uk