WP2 – Description of selected case studies in European Regional Seas. Mapping of productive marine areas and priority areas for fisheries and aquaculture

Responsible: Luca Bolognini ISMAR-CNR, Italy

Objectives:

• to collect maps and georeferenced ecological, social and economic data on aquaculture (e.g., farms’ production, chlorophyll and nutrient concentration, number of employees) fisheries (e.g., catches, fleet and gear characteristics) and other relevant activities carried out in the coastal areas, productive marine areas and priority areas for fisheries and aquaculture in seven European Case Studies to feed the models;

• to coordinate and support Case Studies data storage within the GRID database. Seven case studies will provide data for further analysis and evaluation. Maps and data of aquaculture, fisheries, other activities, productive marine areas, and priority areas for fisheries and aquaculture will be stored in GRID (GeoReference Interactions Database, see at: http://www.seagrid.an.ismar.cnr.it/grid), which is a web-based flexible database connected with a GIS interface.

2Data concerning each Case Study will be managed separately in the database even if they are stored in the same tables. The access to these data will be regulated by specific privileges that are associated to different profiles.