Assessing Sustainability and Strengthening Operational Policy
Funding Year: 2010
Funding Scheme: INTERREG IVC
Project Duration: 2010- 2012
Total Project Value: €1,884,204
EU Grant-Aid: €1,485,644
Grant-Aid to Ireland: €113,526
Lead Partner: The Coastal and Marine Union (EUCC), The Netherlands
Irish Partner: Coastal & Marine Resource Centre (UCC)
Website: SUSTAIN Website
They key objective of SUSTAIN is to have in place, at the end of three years, a fully implementable policy tool, applicable for all 22 coastal states of the EU, which will ensure that the integrated management of coastal issues will be sustainable. This entails the agreement within the project, of a set of criteria which are readily measurable and which cover both the threats of an unsustainable development and the opportunities provided by a sustainable future which faces all coastal authorities and communities throughout Europe. The SUSTAIN project partnership comprises 13 partners (including regional and local authorities, universities and NGOs); and the project is pan-European in scope with partners representing the North and South Atlantic seaboards, the Mediterranean, the Baltic and Black Seas.
Futher information on the SUSTAIN project (pdf 97k) is also available.
Pdf directories on Irish participation in INTERREG funded competitive marine research projects are also available from the EU Framework Research Programmes page on the Publications Section of the Marine Institute website.