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…
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.
November 7th, 2023
Researchers of the EU-funded EcoScope project published a study on “Using ecosystem models to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management in Europe: a review of the policy landscape and related stakeholder needs” in October 2023 in the academic journal Frontiers in Marine Science.
October 8th, 2023
The EcoScope Summer School, held by the EU-funded EcoScope Project in Nea Peramos-Kavala, Greece from September 25-29, 2023, brought together young scientists and professionals from around the world to learn about how oceanography and fisheries evolve and interact within the ecosystemic approach.
August 23rd, 2023
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a short guideline document on “Using models for policymaking – The questions you should ask when presented with the use of simulation models in policymaking”, which it recently launched with a webinar on June 19.
July 25th, 2023
Scientists from the EU-funded EcoScope project co-wrote a chapter titled “Advances in spatial-temporal coastal and marine modeling using Ecospace”, for the Elsevier Reference Collection in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, which will be published as a physical volume in January 2024. The chapter is already available for perusal and direct purchase online. The piece was written by a group of researchers, including EcoScope partners Jeroen Steenbeek of Ecopath International Initiative, Villy Christensen of the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Sheila JJ Heymans of the European Marine Board. EcoScope coordinator Athanassios Tsikliras of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki noted the importance of the piece in advancing EcoScope’s spatial models.