Manage Marine Protected Areas & Species (ERDF: €11m)
The Programme will facilitate the development and implementation of common approaches to the management of the marine environment. The improved management of the marine resources will contribute to the EU's Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan.
This objective will develop cross-border capacity for the monitoring and management of marine protected areas and species. It will result in a corresponding increase in cross-border monitoring and management capacity. This will facilitate the development and growth of a regional 'blue economy' based on its maritime resources and the alignment of regional activities with the EU's Atlantic Strategy.
Output: 1 network of buoys for regional seas, including telemetry and oceanographic monitoring (e.g. for seals, cetaceans and salmonids)
Output: 5 models developed to support conservation of marine habitats and species
Output: 6 complete marine management plans for designated protected areas
Output: 1 system for the prediction of bathing water quality and the installation of real time signage
The above outputs can be achieved through the following indicative actions:
- Development and implementation of cross-border management plans for marine protected areas and species;
- Mapping of marine/seabed environment;
- Creation of a network of marine protected areas;
- Research and development in the marine environment (including the impact of climate change);
- Marine skills initiatives;
- Coordinated research programme of direct relevance to the management challenges of the eligible area:
- Knowledge and data sharing;
- Prediction model development and signage for short-term pollution and real time management of bathing water quality in coastal waters.
Closed Funding Calls
The SEUPB closed this call at 3pm on Friday 8 January 2016.
- Environment - Objective 2.2 'Manage marine protected areas and species'. Full details of the call, including expected results and outputs can be accessed here.