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progetto ATLANTECO

Programme: H2020 – Research and Innovation Actions

Project title: Atlantic Ecosystems Assessment, Forecasting & Sustainability


Duration: 01/09/2020 – 30/08/2024

Total Budget: € 10.925.660

ISMAR budget: € 253.000

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overall objective of AtlantECO is to assess and predict changes in the status and dynamics of Atlantic ecosystems at regional and basin scales to improve the sustainability of ecosystem services and enhance Blue Growth for Atlantic communities. CNR will be coordinating the Work Package 7, aimed to identify and quantify the variability and the dominant patterns of ecosystem stressors, as well as forcing of short- and long-term ecosystem changes. The analysis will combine novel high-resolution observation-based data products and model output. It distinguishes between drivers (e.g. wind forcing, currents, mixed layer dynamics, nutrients, biotic interactions) of planktonic ecosystem dynamics and stressors, here defined as environmental variables and anthropogenic processes for which projected changes are likely to have a negative impact on ecosystem dynamics (e.g. oxygen, pH, saturation state with respect to calcium carbonate, nutrient limitation). CNR will also be involved in WP 6, focused on the Multi-scale connectivity in Atlantic ecosystems.

Contact person in ISMAR:


  1. Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN) (Italy)
  2. Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETH Zurich) (Switzerland)
  3. Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) (Brazil)
  4. Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alterna&ves (CEA) (France)
  5. Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS (Italy)
  6. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (United Kingdom)
  7. Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) (Brazil)
  8. University of Pretoria (South Africa)
  9. Universiteit Utrecht (UU) (Netherlands)
  10. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  11. Fonda&on Tara Ocean (FTO) (France)
  12. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) (Brazil)
  13. SINTEF AS (Norway)
  14. Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI) (Germany)
  15. Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamen & Clima&ci (CMCC), (Italy)
  16. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) (Italy)
  17. Centre National de la Recherche Scientfique (CNRS) (France)
  18. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (South Africa)
  19. Marine Biological Associa&on of the United Kingdom (MBA) (United Kingdom)
  20. Plymouth Marine Laboratory Limited (PML) (United Kingdom)
  21. Sorbonne Université (SU) (France)
  22. Universitaet Bern (UBERN) (Switzerland)
  23. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) (United Kingdom)
  24. The University of Liverpool (UNILIV) (United Kingdom)
  25. Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (UNIROMA) (Italy)
  26. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC) (Spain)
  27. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO (France)
  28. Seascape Belgium (SBE) (Belgium)
  29. European Marine Biological Resource Centre European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMBRC-ERIC) (France)
  30. European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory- European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO-ERIC) (Italy)
  31. Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) (Portugal)
  32. Okologiai Kutatokozpont (OK) (Hungary)
  33. Stichting Nederlandse Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Ins&tuten (NIOZ) (Netherlands)
  34. Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA (Brazil)
  35. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG) (Brazil)
  36. Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienxficas M.P. (CSIC) (Spain)
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