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Phase VI - Sustainable Management of the North Sea – SPSD-II (2002-2006)

The sixth phase of the North Sea research programme was included in the Second Scientific Support Plan for a Sustainable Development Policy (SPSD-II).

Within the SPSD-II, three thematic programmes of the First Plan: "Sustainable management of the North Sea", "Global Change and Sustainable Development" and "Antarctic Research, phase IV" were grouped within a coordination structure entitled "Global Change, Ecosystems and Biodiversity".

This structure ensured a better interaction between the various programmes and research themes, in order to permit as much as possible an integrated approach centered on environmental problems within the context of sustainable development. This initiative also allowed to optimise the management of the programmes, promoted co-operation among the different groups of researchers around a central theme, and simplified the use and synthesis of the research results.

In support to sustainable management policies for the North Sea special attention was given to North Sea research within the SPSD-II in order to:

  • further deepen our knowledge about the structure and functioning of the North Sea ecosystem as well as the processes underlying them
  • better understand the socio-economic impact of direct and indirect human activities on the North Sea ecosystem.

The overall budget of this phase was 10,9 MEURO. 25 projects were financed.

Strategic research actions:

EV/17 SISCO - Silica retention in the Scheldt continuum and its impact on coastal eutrophication
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/18 MAREBASSE - Management research and budgeting of aggregates in shelf seas related to end-users
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report | annex]
EV/19 AMORE II - Advanced modelling and research on eutrophication linking eutrophication and biological resources
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/20 CANOPY - Biogeochemical carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes in the North Sea
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/21 BALANS - Balancing impacts of human activities in the Belgian part of the North Sea
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report | annexes]
EV/22 ENDIS-RISKS - Endocrine Disruption in the Scheldt Estuary: Distribution, Exposure and Effects
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/23 ECOTOX2 - Effects of pollutants on benthic populations and communities of North Sea organisms
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/25 TROPHOS - Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]

Targeted research actions:

EV/35 Mud origin, characterization and human activities (MOCHA)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/36 Risk analysis of marine activities in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (RAMA)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/37 A biological valuation map for the Belgian continental shelf (BWZee) -
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/38 Study of post extraction ecological effects in the Kwintebank sand dredging area (SPEEK)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/39 Atmospheric nitrogen input into the North Sea: inorganic and organic nutrient fluxes
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/40 Typology, Reference Condition and Classification of the Belgian Coastal Waters (REFCOAST)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/41 Development of an integrated database for the management of accidental spills (DIMAS)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/42 Belgian Shipwreck: hotspots for marine biodiversity (BEWREMABI)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/43 Monitoring programme on air pollution from sea-going vessels (MOPSEA) -
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/44 Emissions of CO2, SO2 and NOx from ships (ECOSONOS)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/45 The Hinder banks: yet an important region for the Belgian marine biodiversity?
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]
EV/46 Viability of the Northeast Atlantic harbour porpoise and harbour seal populations (genetic and ecological studies)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]

Mixed actions

MA/02 Towards a spatial structure plan for sustainable management of the sea (GAUFRE)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
[Final Report]

Clusters of projects:

OA/14 Cluster Eutrophication (COMETS)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
OA/17 An information and communication technologies ICT-based course in Earth observation with emphasis on imaging spectroscopy and including hands-on applications (Hyperteach)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
OA/19 Cluster Sustainable Management North Sea (SUMANOS)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]
OA/23 Marine Incidents Management Cluster (MIMAC)
[Fedra] [Project description sheet] [Project website]

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