Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas (KnowSeas)

The KnowSeas project will develop a comprehensive scientific knowledge base and practical guidance for the application of the Ecosystem Approach to the sustainable development of Europe's regional seas. 

The project will map pressures on marine environments and investigate the ecosystem goods and services that marine ecosystems provide for the society. Also the costs of adaptive management will be addressed. Furthermore, an institutional and social analysis of governance structures as well as conflicts of interest and trade-offs between regions/actors will be carried out. 

The end-product will be a scientifically based suite of tools to assist policy makers and regulators with the practical application of the Ecosystem Approach.


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Laurence Mee, Scottish Association for Marine Sciences, UK

Involved from the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE: 

Riku Varjopuro (social sciences),

Anna-Stiina Heiskanen (marine sciences),

Published 2013-05-02 at 16:19, updated 2013-09-19 at 12:02

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