ALICE EAPA_261/2016

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Improving the management of Atlantic landscapes: accouting for bIodiversity and ecosystem services

Call 2016
Priority 4. Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets
Objective 4.1. Improving the protection of biodiversity and ecosytems services

Lead partner:

Universidad de Cantabria
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ERDF funding 2.232.025,62 €
Total budget 2.976.034,16 €
Duration 2017-11-01 - 2020-10-31


An integrative, landscape management approach incorporating socioeconomic and climate change scenarios is critical to ensure the delivery of benefits from investments in Blue and Green Infrastructures to meet the 2020 EU biodiversity targets and sustainable development in the Atlantic Region.
The ALICE project will develop a comprehensive package of new methods, tools and procedures to identify economic and social barriers towards the delivery of benefits from Blue and Green Infrastructures implementation and to improve the characterization of biodiversity and the valuation of the Ecosystem Services across four Atlantic case studies (Portugal, Spain, France and UK-Ireland). ALICE will focus on participative learning and modelling by engaging stakeholders and policy makers to identify the best Blue and Green Infrastructures solutions.
The key objectives of ALICE are:
(i) develop a full-package of new methods, tools and procedures to assist with coastal and inland landscape management;
(ii) targeting and stimulating BGI investment within the four case studies by quantifying the benefits for ES including biodiversity conservation,
(iii) identify solutions for the economic and social barriers, which may limit investment in BGI in each of the four case studies,
(iv) provide with stronger scientific and socioeconomic support for the effective implementation of future BGI and environmental policy.

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Partner Location
1 Universidad de Cantabria Cantabria (ES)
2 Fundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria Cantabria (ES)
3 Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Norte (PT)
4 Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (UK)
6 Université de Bretagne Occidentale Bretagne (FR)
7 GISTREE, Sistemas de Informação Geográfica, Floresta e Ambiente, Lda Norte (PT)
8 Quercus - Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza Lisboa (PT)
9 Université de Rennes 1 Bretagne (FR)
10 Centre national de la recherche Scientifique – Délégation Bretagne Pays de la Loire (DR17) Bretagne (FR)
11 National University of Ireland Border, Midland and Western (IE)
12 Dirección General de la Oficina Española de Cambio Climático Comunidad de Madrid (ES)
13 Syndicat mixte du Schéma d’Aménagement et de Gestion des eaux Bretagne (FR)
14 Loughs Agency Border, Midland and Western (IE)
15 University of Twente- International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation Overijssel (NL)
16 Consejería de Medio Rural, Pesca y Alimentación del Gobierno de Cantabria Cantabria (ES)
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