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LAGOONS - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change
Coordinator - Ana Isabel Lillebø (coordinator) & Per Stålnacke (co-coordinator)
Programme - 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme)
Execution dates - 2011-10-01 - 2014-09-30 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - EU
Funding for CESAM - 512241 €
Total Funding - 2545659.5 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Bioforsk- Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway
Institute of Hydro-Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Atlantic Branch of P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia, Poland
University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Odessa State Environmental University, Ukraine
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
University of Murcia, Spain


The environmental issue of concern of the LAGOONS project is the anthropogenic deterioration and climate change impacts - especially the effects of extreme weather events- on surface water and lagoons ecosystems. The main objective of the LAGOONS project is to contribute to a science-based seamless strategy - in an integrated and coordinated fashion - of the management of lagoons seen under the land-sea and science-policy-stakeholder interface; i.e., the project seek to underpin the integration of the EU Water Framework Directive, Habitat Directive, the EU's ICZM Recommendation, and the EU Marine Strategy Directive.

Project webpage: http://lagoons.web.ua.pt/