Universidad de Sevilla

Vicerrectorado de Investigación

Proyecto de investigación

Science and Policy Integration for Coastal System Assessment (SPICOSA)

Responsable: Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero
Tipo de Proyecto/Ayuda: 6ş Programa Marco de la U.E.
Referencia: FP6-036992
Web: http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/84621_en.html
Fecha de Inicio: 01-02-2007
Fecha de Finalización: 31-01-2011

Empresa/Organismo financiador/es:

  • Commission of the European Communities (Research Directorate-General)


  • IFREMER-Institut Français de Recherche pour l-Exploitation de la Mer (Bernard Boyer)
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (Carlos Martínez)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS/IN2P3) (Alberto Salvati)
  • University of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines-C3DE (Sylvie Faucheux)
  • Consortium Coordination of Research Venice Lagoon (Pierpaolo Campostrini)
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research (Dick Fransaer)
  • EUCC Med Centre (Carolina Pérez Valverde)
  • University College of Bodo (Elin Sommerli)
  • Agricultural and environmental engineering research (Patrick Lavarde)
  • TUBITAK Marmara Research Center (Onder Yetis)
  • Universidade do Algarve (Maria Fernanda Ludovina Inácio Matias)
  • University of Western Brittany (Jean-Claude Bodere)
  • University College Cork (Robin Graham)
  • University of East Anglia-CSERGE (Alicia Meldrum)
  • Cardiff University (Jones Geranint)
  • University of Plymouth (Roland Levinsky)
  • Napier University, Edinburgh (Colette Pemberton)
  • Stockholm University (Leif Lindfors)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Philippe Vincke)
  • Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR) (Anavissos Attiki)
  • Maritime Institute in Gdansk (Krzysztof Ossowsky)
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) (Graham Shimmield)
  • DISY Information systeme GmbII (Claus Hofman)
  • KMG Kolleg for Management and formation of sustainable development (Joachim Borner)
  • SOGREAH (Patrick Sauvaget)
  • Free University of Amsterdam (Frans Berkhout)
  • University of Gdansk (Bernard Lammek)
  • Institute of Marine Research (Anne Skarstein)
  • Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde (Bodo Bodungen)
  • Technical University of Denmark (Claus Nielsen)
  • University of Tartu (Toomas Saat)
  • Middlesex - Flood Hazard Research Center (Donal Walsh)
  • Aarhus University (Bo Riemann)
  • Institute for Ecological Economy Research (Marion Wiegand)
  • University of Bremen (Gerd-Rüdiger Kück)
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Hristo Slabakov)
  • Delft Hydraulics (Jan Groen)
  • Institute of Aquatic Ecology - University of Latvia (Juris Aigars)
  • University of Tromso (Kari Riddervold)
  • Danube Delta National Institute (Romulus Stiuca)
  • JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Manfred Grasserbauer)
  • University of Haifa (Majid Al-Haj)
  • Envision (Jeremy Hills)
  • University of the Aegean (Chryssi Vitsilaki)
  • PC Raster (Willem Van Deursen)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Stavros Panas)
  • Environmental Economics Consultancy (Tore Söderqvist)
  • Institute for Coastal and Marine Management - RIKZ (Richard Jorissen)
  • Sagremarisco - Viveiros de Marisco LDA (John Icely)
  • Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn di Napoli (Giorgio Bernardi)
  • Marine Hidrophysical Institute (Alexandrovitch Ivanov)
  • University of Southern Denmark (Jens Kierkegaard)
  • Association GEYSER (Philippe Pouchin)



Resumen del proyecto:

The overall objective of SPICOSA is to develop a self-evolving, holistic research approach for integrated assessment of Coastal Systems so that the best available scientific knowledge can be mobilized to support deliberative and decision-making processes aimed at improving the sustainability of Coastal Systems by implementing Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) policies.

Based on a system approach, a multidisciplinary assessment framework will be developed with a balanced consideration of the Ecological, Social and Economic sectors (ESE) of Coastal Systems. This System Approach Framework (SAF) will be used to explore the dynamics of Coastal-Zone Systems and potential consequences of alternative policy scenarios. Achieving this objective will require a restructuring of the science needed to understand the interactions between complex natural and social systems at different spatial and temporal scales including the overall economic evaluation of alternative policies.

Furthermore, SPICOSA will contribute to a more integrated science-policy interface, i.e. specifically by developing and testing deliberation support tools for the transfer scientific products to policy decision-makers, stakeholders, and end-users. The SAF and its tools will be implemented in eighteen coastal Study Site Applications, which range from Norway to Portugal to Turkey and to Romania, A SAF Portfolio consisting of generic assessment methodologies, specific tools, models, and new knowledge useful for ICZM, will be produced in a manner that is user-friendly and updateable for future CZ researchers and professionals.

In addition, SPICOSA will generate new curricula, training modules, and training opportunities for academics and professionals involved in Sustainability Science and ICZM implementation.

FEDER - Union Europea

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