EURopean research on OCean Ecosystems under Anthropogenic and Natural forcingS.
The EUR-OCEANS Consortium (EOC) builds on the legacy of the EC-funded, FP6 EUR-OCEANS European Network of Excellence (EO NoE), which contributed to the scientific expertise and dissemination of knowledge on marine ecosystems in the context of climate/global change from 2005 to 2008.
The focus of the Consortium is on the impact of climate/global change on marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles, and the construction of scenarios relevant to the emerging International Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas
The overall objective of KnowSeas is to provide a comprehensive scientific knowledge base and practical guidance for the application of the Ecosystem Approach to the sustainable development of Europe´s regional seas.
Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery
WISER will support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) by developing tools for the integrated assessment of the ecological status of European surface waters.
Characterisation of the Baltic Sea Ecosystem: Dynamics and Function of Coastal Types
The CHARM project developed recommendations on typology, reference conditions and monitoring strategies for implementing the EC Water Framework Directive in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea.
Center for REsearch And Monitoring of the Marine Environment
CREAM contributed to the European Community in particular within the basic principles outlined in the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and within the Fifth Framework Program.