Funding Year: 2008
Funding Scheme: Large scale integrating project
Project Duration: 48 months
Total Project Value: €7.3m
EU Grant-Aid: €5.8m
Grant-Aid to Ireland: €128,341
Lead Partner: University of Plymouth (UK)
Irish Partner(s): CMRC, University College Cork
Website: http://www.knowseas.com/ (Opens in new window)
The KnowSeas consortium will strengthen the science base for managing Europe’s seas through the practical application of systems thinking. It will work at the two scales envisaged for emergent EU policy: the Regional Sea Scale and Member State Economic Exclusive Zones (EEZs). It will develop a new approach of Decision Space
Analysis to investigate mismatches of scale. Knowledge created through the FP6 European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems project, augmented with necessary new studies of climate effects, fisheries and maritime industries - in EEZ case studies - will provide a basis for assessing changes to natural systems and their human causes. New research will examine and model economic and social impacts of changes to ecosystem goods and services and costs and benefits of various management options available through existing and proposed policy instruments. Institutional and social analysis will determine conflicts of interest and examine governance as well as
stakeholder values and perceptions. KnowSeas research will develop and test an assessment toolbox through regional liaison groups and a multisectoral Project Advisory Board.
Download further information on the FP7 KnowSeas project (Pdf 53k).
Pdf directories on Irish participation in EU FP7 funded competitive marine research projects during the period 2007-2009 are also available to download from the EU Framework Research Programmes page on the Publications Section of the Marine Institute website.