CERESClimate change and European Aquatic RESources
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DLO-IMARES (Institute of Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies) is a non-profit privatised research organisation that is part of Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR). IMARES has a staff of approximately 175 employees and an average turnover of €20 million per year. One of its locations is situated in Yerseke, where 95% of the Dutch shellfish industry is based, including ships, processing plants, distribution centres and a special auction especially for bivalves. IMARES has been involved in shellfish research for more than 30 years, and it is the only research institute in the Netherlands with in-depth knowledge of the shellfish sector. The institute is able to draw on a wide experience in the fields of aquaculture and shellfish ecology. IMARES has an active research group that monitors the size of shellfish populations in coastal and estuarine waters, predicts seed production, monitors algal blooms and quality of shellfish, predicts production based on the food availability, and provides advice to the shellfish industry.
IMARES is also the main institute for applied fisheries research in the Netherlands and conducts annual surveys for monitoring various fish stocks in the North Sea and north-eastern Atlantic. The long-term database available from these surveys provides a solid base for studying changes in the ecosystem. Besides the monitoring and data collection researchers also have a broad range of skills in theoretical ecology and devloping sophisticated statistical anlaysis and modelling methods to study key research questions. IMARES has strong links with the fishing industry allowing for strong collaborations between science and fisheries to develop sustainable fishing practices.
IMARES has been involved in several EU projects, e.g. RECLAIM, VECTORS, MEECE, KEYZONES, REPROSEED.
DLO‐LEI (Agricultural Economics Research Institute) is the main institute for socio‐economic research in agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and forestry in the Netherlands, having a staff of over 250 people. The fisheries research team employs twelve persons in total, of whom ten are professional research workers and two support staff for the extraction of financial statistics of the sector and administrative tasks. Since 1948 the fisheries unit has built up solid experience in all fields of fisheries economics and social sciences, such as financial analysis, market research, techno‐ and bioeconomics, management policies, aquaculture and fisheries development and governance. Part of the fisheries research program is regular activities of extraction, processing and publication of the economic results of Dutch fisheries and aquaculture. A panel of skipper-owners covering about one quarter of the sea fishing fleet is annually making these data available on a voluntary basis. Another part consists of specific research projects requested by the Dutch fishing industry or the Fisheries Directorate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Finally, the fisheries research group carries out studies contracted by the European Union. LEI has been involved in several EU projects, e.g. EFIMAS, CAFÉ, CEVIS, COBECOS, VECTORS, SOCIOEC, MYFISH.
LEI will lead task 4.1 (Spatially-explicit bioeconomic estimates of climate-driven changes in fishery access, resources, and effort applied to the North Sea flatfish fishery – sole and plaice ) and task 6.1 (Stakeholder Consultation and Engagement) and contribute also to task 4.2 (Effects of climate change on farm-level productivity and profitability), task 1.2 and WP7.
Contact: Rasmus Nielsen
Mediterranean coast of Turkey, Mersin University is not only attracting talented students but is also preferred by skilled and experienced academic staff. Mersin University is providing undergraduates degrees in 13 faculties namely; faculty of architecture, arts and sciences, communication, education, engineering, economics & administrative sciences, fine arts, fisheries, pharmacy, fisheries, maritime, medicine, technology and tourism. Institutes of applied sciences, fine arts, education, health and social sciences also offer postgraduate degrees in associated fields. There are over 33000 students enrolled at undergraduate or postgraduates programs at Mersin University with 1554 academic staff.
Along with health services offered by University Hospital, Mersin University is also a regional technology hub powered by the university’s ‘Advanced Technology and Research Centre” and ‘Technology Development Zone’. Mersin University is one of the few public universities with Quality Management System certification TSE-ISO EN 9001-2008
Contact: Mike Eliott
CEFAS plays host to the UK Marine Climate Change Centre (MC3) that was created as a practical response to issues highlighted following introduction of the 2008 Climate Change Act and the 2012 UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). Scientists within the MC3 undertake novel research and provide in-depth understanding of the global evidence base, coordinating current thinking on marine climate change impacts and adaptation generally, investigating gaps in knowledge and helping the UK to develop a robust response to the challenge presented by global warming and ocean acidification. Cefas scientists were lead authors of climate change chapters within the 2010 OSPAR Quality Status Report (QSR) for the northeast Atlantic.
The CEFAS Weymouth Laboratory (Aquatic Health and Hygiene Division) has a focus on aquatic animal disease, including statutory responsibilities as well as a wide portfolio of research and commercial contracts. It is a European Community Reference Laboratory for marine pathogens. The epidemiology and risk team uses a broad range of methods (including cost-benefit analysis, modelling, social network analysis, risk assessment, scenario-tree modelling) to simulate disease spread, predict the potential economic impact of diseases in aquatic animals, and develop cost-efficient strategies for surveillance and disease control.
Effects of Climate Change on small pelagic fisheries and its effect on the relation with top predators. IEO team 3 (Tuna) Effects of climate change on the different life stages of tuna and implications for the stocks.
Main tasks in CERES – IMR will provide data, run models and undertake analyses especially pertaining to stocks and aquaculture in Norwegian waters. In WP1 it will provide future physical and lower trophic level data from models; contribute to the discussion on natural variability versus anthropogenic climate change; and gather information on Norwegian aspects pertaining to governance and economic issues. In WP2 it will collate information on the most commercially important demersal and pelagic stocks in the Barents and Norwegian seas and the North Sea from the Norwegian sector; perform statistical analyses of climate influences on stock variability; and model future distribution and productivity of several Norwegian stocks using the Atlantis model. In WP3 IMR will contribute to the review of direct effects of climate change on aquaculture species, highlighting Atlantic salmon; it will provide major input regarding salmon aquaculture, modeling the role of climate change on salmon lice as well as dispersal of viral and bacterial pathogens; and provide data on salmon and rainbow trout to the modeling efforts of climate change on various aquaculture species. In WP4 it will contribute to the bioeconomic modeling for the stocks in the Barents and Norwegian seas using the Atlantis model. In WP5, it will undertake vulnerability analysis on Norwegian stocks. In WP6, IMR will be involved with stakeholder consultations and engagement, adaptation and mitigation strategies as well as governance issues.
Contact: Cecilie Hansen
Contact: Susan Kay
Contact: Elin Almroth
Contact: Hayri Deniz
Contact: Pim Visser
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This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678193 (CERES, Climate Change and European Aquatic Resources). The content of this website does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the author(s).
March 2016 - February 2020 I 5.6 Mio Euros .