The EcoScope Platform will be a novel, modular, interdisciplinary e-tool integrating meteorological, oceanographic, biogeochemical, environmental, biological, fisheries and socio-economic datasets, into a single interface covering all European Seas. The platform will use existing datasets, databases, platforms and maps and the output of projects already…
The EcoScope Toolbox will operate as a decision-support tool for policy makers, advisory bodies and researchers. The toolbox will use a scoring system based on assessments of all ecosystem components and their drivers including habitats, species distributions, fisheries and environmental forcing, climate change, fisheries reference points, conservation status of…
The knowledge created in the EcoScope Toolbox and EcoScope Platform, as well as the scientific output of the EcoScope project will be shared through capacity building in the EcoScope Academy, which will promote cross community education and knowledge sharing. The EcoScope Academy will hold a series of online courses, webinars and serious gaming to build…
The project will also develop the EcoScope App, a mobile phone application for enhancing the engagement of the public in fisheries management within the ecosystem context. The EcoScope App will be a smartphone application which will enable citizens to report on marine hazards, illegal fishing practices, removal or stranding of protected species, marine litter…
February 21st, 2024
A study by EU-funded EcoScope project researchers has produced a series of best practice recommendations to evaluate the appropriateness of vulnerability multipliers and their impact on model uncertainty, specifically intended to improve the calibration of ecosystem-based models used in managing marine food web systems.
January 9th, 2024
ICM hosted, during the week of the 11th to the 15th of December 2023, an ecosystem modelling course to teach participants from different institutions around the world how to use modelling techniques to study the effects of human activities and climate change on marine ecosystems.
December 13th, 2023
A new AI method allows ecological models to fill in missing marine environmental parameters and thereby more quickly and efficiently produce results, EU-funded EcoScope project researcher Gianpaolo Coro, of the Italian National Research Council’s Institute of Information Science and Technologies (CNR - ISTI) InfraScience Infrastructure for Science Lab, explained in a recently published article.
November 29th, 2023
A holistic, ecocentric – ecosystem-centred – fishery management approach, incorporating all relevant elements of the natural and human environments, is needed to ensure a balance between food security, healthy seas, sustainable fishery practices, and stable blue-economy and employment, researchers of the EU-funded EcoScope project argued in an editorial published in October 2023 in the scientific journal Frontiers in Marine Science.
November 20th, 2023
Researchers of the EU-funded EcoScope project are publishing a report on fishing activities across the Mediterranean and European regions of the Atlantic, particularly the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay.