Introduction

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Many efforts have been deployed for developing Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Both basins have, and continue to suffer severe environmental degradation. In many areas this has led to unsustainable trends, which have impacted, on economic activities and human well-being.  An important progress has been made with the launch of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean Sea in January 2008.

The main objective of PEGASO is to build on existing capacities and develop common novel approaches to support integrated policies for the coastal, marine and maritime realms of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins in ways that are consistent with and relevant to the implementation of the ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean.

PEGASO will use the model of the existing ICZM Protocol for the Mediterranean and adjust it to the needs of the Black Sea through three innovative actions:

  • Constructing an ICZM governance platform as a bridge between scientist and end‐user communities, going far beyond a conventional bridging.
  • Refine and further develop efficient and easy to use tools for making sustainability assessments in the coastal zone (indicators, accounting methods, models and scenarios).  They will be tested and validated in a multi‐scale approach for integrated regional assessment through a number of relevant pilot sites.
  • Implementation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), following the INSPIRE Directive, to organize and standardize spatial data to support information sharing on an interactive visor, to make it available to the ICZM Platform, and to disseminate all results of the project to the end users and interested parties.
Basic project data:  
  • Project acronym: PEGASO
  • Project full title:   People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and coast
  • Call: FP7- ENV.2009.2.2.1.4 Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Specific Programme: FP7 Collaborative Projects - Large scale integrating project
  • Grant agreement no: 244170
  • Start Date: 01/02/2010
  • End Date: 31/01/2014
 
Project coordination:
  • UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
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    • Project acronym:                 PEGASO
    • Project full title:   People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and coast
    • Call:        FP7- ENV.2009.2.2.1.4 Integrated Coastal Zone Management
    • Specific Programme: FP7 Collaborative Projects - Large scale integrating project
    • Grant agreement no:          244170