The overall objective is to develop, test and adapt a decision support framework (DSF) that serves, to provide an evidence basis for policy makers and other stakeholders about the trade-off between various management options on a multispecies basis.
Questions this practice may help answer
- How can a pragmatic planning process be created for moving towards an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in the different sea basins?
- How can a tool be developed that serves to provide an evidence basis for policy makers and other stakeholders?
The Mareframe project focuses on Developing options for supporting and maintaining a balanced marine community, incorporating the socio-economic components. This is done by developing innovative visualization tools, using 3D gaming technology, and develops innovative learning simulations to communicate scientific results and management scenarios, in order to raise public awareness towards the conservation of biodiversity.. The MareFrame Decision Support Framework is a pragmatic planning process for moving towards an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management.
Aspects / Objectives
Develop, test and adapt a decision support framework (DSF) that serves to provide an evidence basis for policy makers and other stakeholders about the trade-off between various management options on a multispecies basis.
The DSF is a central outcome of the MareFrame project. The data for the framework is compiled during the project. The following actions have lead to the development of the DSF:
- Identification of DSF clients and their needs and priorities
- Ecosystem data, models and assessments for each case
- Eevaluation of DSF prototypes
Main Outputs / Results
The Decision Support tool shows a map with the results of the individual case studies dealt with in de MareFrame project. These studies refer to the following areas:
- West Coast of Scotland
- North Sea
- Baltic Sea
- Gulf of Cádiz
- Strait of Sicily
- Black Sea
- The findings of the case studies are referring to the individual sea basins. They are not directly transferrable, however can form a source of inspiration for other projects and practices.
- The set up of a decision support framework is not directed towards any location and is therefore transferrable.
MareFrame consists of 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.