On January 1st, 2014, a new EC-funded research and technological development project was launched, called “Co-creating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions“.
MareFrame is a EC-funded RTD project which seeks to remove the barriers preventing more widespread use of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management. This entails development of new tools and technologies, development and extension of ecosystem models and assessment methods, and development of a decision support framework that can highlight alternatives and consequences. Most importantly the removal of barriers depends not only on collaboration with stakeholders in general, but on close integration and co-creation with stakeholders in all development phases, to ensure that ownership lies with them and to increase the chance of acceptance and uptake of the project outcomes.The vision of MareFrame is to significantly increase the use of ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM) when providing advice relating to European fish stocks.
The overall objective of MareFrame is to remove the barriers preventing more widespread use of EAFM through development of new tools and technologies, development and extension of ecosystem models and assessment methods, and development of a decision support framework that can highlight alternatives and consequences; all in close collaboration with the stakeholders in the co-creation processes.
Tokni is project partner and responsible for the development of a decision support interface software to ensure integration of case information. Tokni will also develop an interactive learning tool. The learning tool will be a simulation based on the decision support framework.
An international consortium of 28 partners from 14 countries and 3 continents, including an extensive array of leading researchers from natural and social sciences as well as the Advisory Councils, the multi-stakeholders platform within the Common Fisheries Policy.
Learn more about the Mareframe project: www.mareframe-fp7.org
The 42 months long project, which started in February 2016, aims to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the system-wide implications of energy strategies in support of transitions to a competitive low-carbon EU society. Comprehensive technology impact assessments will target the full integration from demand to supply and from the individual to the entire system. It will further address trade-offs across society, environment and economy along the whole transition pathway.
To achieve these objectives, pathways for the European energy system to 2050 will be assessed through a plethora of models, soft- and hard-linked with each other. OSeMOSYS will be at the core of a set of enabling tools designed to disseminate and actively engage stakeholders, including a Pathways Diagnostic Tool and an Energy System Learning Simulation. Access to all work developed and transparency in the process will be guiding principles within this project exhibited by, for example, providing open access to a Pathways Database.
Tokni is leader for work package 7 (WP7). WP7 has the function of disseminating the insights gained from the project, and to get feedback from stakeholders to improve the models and other material being developed in the project. A range of stakeholder engagement tools and events will further be developed within this work package, which will be made available to stakeholders along with general information and outputs of the project.
The REEEM project brings together 11 European modelling institutions (among which KTH, UCL, DTU, Universität Stuttgart, EIT InnoEnergy and others) under the modelling effort of Horizon 2020 LCE21 call.
Learn more about the REEEM project: www.reeem.org