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Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas
www.perseus-net.eu

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Reference no: FP7-OCEAN-2011
Acronym: PERSEUS
Period: January 2012 till 2016
Status: Completed

Institutes (50)  Top 
  • Middle East Technical University (METU), more, partner
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more, partner
  • Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), more, partner
  • University of Salento; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), more, partner
  • Plan Bleu, more, partner
  • University of Malta (UM), more, partner
  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), more, partner
  • Universitat de Barcelona, more, partner
  • Technical University of Catalunya (UPC), more, partner
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), more, partner
  • Université Aix-Marseille III, more, partner
  • Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC), more, partner
  • Italian National Research Council (CNR), more, partner
  • Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA), more, partner
  • European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC), more, partner
  • National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), more, partner
  • Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' of Naples (SZN), more, partner
  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), more, partner
  • University of Plymouth (UOP), more, partner
  • Deltares, more, partner
  • Universiteit Utrecht (UU), more, partner
  • Université de Liège (ULG), more, partner
  • University of the Aegean, more, partner
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), more, partner
  • University of Crete, more, partner
  • The Cyprus Institute, more, partner
  • University of Cyprus, more, partner
  • National Institute of Biology (NIB), more, partner
  • Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR), more, partner
  • Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd. (IOLR), more, partner
  • University of Haifa, more, partner
  • University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", more, partner
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology; Marine Biology and Ecology, more, partner
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Institute of Oceanology (IO-Bas), more, partner
  • Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Delta Dunarii (INCDDD), more, partner
  • University of Istanbul, more, partner
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS), more, partner
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Marine Hydrophysical Institute (MHI), more, partner
  • Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University (ONU), more, partner
  • Russian Academy of Sciences; P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (SIO RAS), more, partner
  • Tbilisi State University (TSU), more, partner
  • National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), more, partner
  • National Institute for Fisheries Research (INRH), more, partner
  • SAROST S.A., more, partner
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), more, co-ordinator
  • National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar), more, partner
  • Université Paul Sabatier, more, partner
  • Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, more, partner
  • National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), more, partner
  • University of Salento; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences (CoNISMa), more, partner

Abstract:
The overall scientific objectives of PERSEUS are to identify the interacting patterns of natural and human-derived pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Seas, assess their impact on marine ecosystems and, using the objectives and principles of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive as a vehicle, to design an effective and innovative research governance framework based on sound scientific knowledge. Well-coordinated scientific research and socio-economic analysis will be applied at a wide-ranging scale, from basin to coastal. The new knowledge will advance our understanding on the selection
and application of the appropriate descriptors and indicators of the MSFD. New tools will be developed in order to evaluate the current environmental status, by way of combining monitoring and modelling capabilities and existing observational systems will be upgraded and extended. Moreover, PERSEUS will develop a concept of an innovative, small research vessel, aiming to serve as a scientific survey tool, in very shallow areas, where the currently available research vessels are inadequate. In view of reaching Good Environmental Status (GES), a scenario-based framework of adaptive policies and management schemes will be developed. Scenarios of a suitable time frame and spatial scope will be used to explore interactions between projected anthropogenic and natural pressures. A feasible and realistic adaptation policy framework will be defined and ranked in relation to vulnerable marine sectors/groups/regions in order to design management schemes for marine governance. Finally, the project will promote the principles and objectives outlined in the MSFD across the SES.
Leading research Institutes and SMEs from EU Member States, Associated States, Associated Candidate countries, non-EU Mediterranean and Black Sea countries, will join forces in a coordinated manner, in order to address common environmental pressures, and ultimately, take action in the challenge of achieving GES.

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