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EUROpean Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis & Integration
www.euro-basin.eu/

More:  Institutes 
Reference no: FP7-ENV-2010
Acronym: EURO-BASIN
Period: December 2010 till December 2014
Status: Completed

Institutes (23)  Top 
  • Technical University of Denmark; Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (DIFRES), more
  • University of Aarhus (AU), more
  • Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), more
  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), more
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), more
  • Pierre & Marie Curie University (UPMC), more
  • University of Bremen; Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), more
  • University of Hamburg (UNI HH), more
  • Marine Research Institute Iceland (MRI), more
  • University of Nordland, more
  • Institute of Marine Research (IMR), more
  • Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia, more
  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), more
  • Middle East Technical University; Institute of Marine Sciences, more
  • Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), more
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), more
  • Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), more
  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), more
  • The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS), more
  • University of Wales Swansea, more
  • University of East Anglia (HQ), more
  • University of Strathclyde, more

Abstract:
EURO-BASIN is designed to advance our understanding on the variability, potential impacts, and feedbacks of global change and anthropogenic forcing on the structure, function and dynamics of the North Atlantic and associated shelf sea ecosystems as well as the key species influencing carbon sequestering and ecosystem functioning.

The project is also the European branch of the International BASIN Program and will aim to strengthen collaboration between the EU, Canada and USA to improve basin-sclae ocean research and strewardship by the bordering states.

THE CHALLENGE: The North Atlantic Ocean and its contiguous shelf seas are crucial for the ecological, economic, and societal health of both Europe and North America. The basin`s ecosystems support major fisheries, and are an important for sequestation of green house gases.

The challenge for EURO-BASIN (EUROpean Basin-scale Analysis, Synthesis & INtegration) is, in collaboration with US and Canadian partners, to better understand the basin-scale processes impacting upon these ecosystems. from natural climate change to anthropogenic pressures.

OBJECTIVES: The overarching objectives of the EURO-BASIN initiative are to understand and predict the population structure and dynamics of key plankton and fish species of the North Atlantic and shelf seas, and assess the impacts of climate variability on North Atlantic marine ecosystems and their goods and services.

The project will develop understanding and strategies that will ultimately contribute to improve and advance management of North Atlantic marine ecosystems following the ecosystem approach.

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