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People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and coast

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Funding Programme:

European Commission


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Contact Person(s):

Francoise Breton Renard

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Ph.:+34 93 5813549

E-mail: (francoise[dot]breton[at]uab[dot]cat)

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Specific Funding Programme:

Call for proposal FP7-ENV.2009. Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Specific Programme: FP7 Collaborative Projects - Large scale integrating project.



About the Project:

Building on existing capacities, PEGASO aimed at developing common approaches and tools to support integrated policies for the coastal, marine and maritime realms of the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins. PEGASO specifically referred to the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean to the Barcelona Convention.

Some of the major output of the project concerned: (i) the design of an ICZM governance platform, to support the development of integrated policies in the Mediterranean and Black sea basins, (ii) the development of a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) for the two sea basins delivering harmonised datasets accessible through an Internet viewer, (iii) the refinement of multi scale tools and methods for integrated assessment (e.g. indicators to measure sustainable development of coasts and sea, coastal and marine ecosystem accounting, participatory methods, scenarios, etc.). Tools and methods were tested in several pilot sites.

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Project partners

  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES) – Lead Partner
  • University Pablo de Olavide of Sevilla (ES)
  • Plan Bleu (INT)
  • IFREMER – French Research Institute for Exploration of the Sea (FR)
  • ACRI-EC (MA)
  • PAP/RAC - Priority Action Programme - Regional Activity Centre (INT)
  • IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature (INT)0
  • The University of Nottingham, Centre for Environmental Management (UK)
  • Flanders Marine Institute (BE)
  • University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (IT)
  • JRC – European Commission Joint Research Center JRC (INT)
  • University of Genève (CH)
  • HCMR - Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EL)
  • MEDCOAST - Mediterranean Coastal Foundation (TR)
  • Danube Delta National Institute (RO)
  • University Mohammed V. Agdal (MA)
  • AREA-ED Association de Réflexion, d’Échanges et d’actions pour l’Environnement et le Développement (DZ)
  • National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (EG)
  • University of Balamand (LB)
  • The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (UA)
  • Tour du Valat – Research centre for the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands (FR)
  • National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (EG)
  • Commission for the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution - Permanent Secretariat (INT)
  • University of West Britain (FR)
  • IOC-UNESCO - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (INT)