Marine Research Findings of the VECTORS Project

This website provides access to the research results of the VECTORS project, which can be used to support marine management decisions, policies and governance as well as future research and investment. VECTORS was a large scale project that brought together more than 200 expert researchers from 16 different countries. It examined the significant changes taking place in European seas, their causes, and the impacts they will have on society.

Deliverables

Below are a list of deliverable reports.

Some of the deliverables are restricted to project partners only.

D1.1: Review of Regional Seas vectors and drivers (Western Mediterranean, Baltic Sea and North Sea)

D1.2: Direct and indirect pressures for change in European regional seas

D1.2 addendum: Direct and indirect pressures for change in European regional seas addendum

D2.1.1: Repository tissue/DNA bank for outbreak-forming species and invasive alien species (OFS/IAS)

D2.1.2: Mechanisms of change in Alien and native species outbreaks

D2.2.1: A model for marine primary production

D2.2.2: Predictive fish distribution and migration models

D2.2.3: Mechanisms of change in species distribution and productivity

D2.3.1: Mechanisms of change in human behaviour

D3.1.1: Online collated data on impacts of mechanisms of change on biodiversity, ecosystem functioning (password restricted access)

D3.1.2: Synthesis of evidence for impacts of change on biodiversity and ecosystem

D3.1.3: Novel experimental evidence for impacts of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning

D3.2.1: Impacts of change on ecosystem services and their values

D3.2.2: World Jellyfish Patents (WJP) database

D3.3.1: Impact of ecological changes on economic results of different sectors

D4.1.1: Synthesis report of the VECTORS findings that are relevant to the issues of the Western Mediterranean Regional Sea

D4.2.1: Synthesis report of the VECTORS findings that are relevant to the issues of the North Sea Regional Sea

D4.2.2: Scenario modelling of the North Sea under the influence of multiple drivers with recommendations for regional adaptive management strategies

D4.3.1: Synthesis report of the VECTORS findings that are relevant to the issues of the Baltic Sea Regional Sea

D5.1.1: Future scenarios of the biogeochemistry of the three Regional Seas

D5.1.2: Future distribution and productivity of marine fish and invertebrates

D5.1.3: Holistic framework(s) for assessing multiple drivers

D5.1.4: Decision-support framework with Multi-Activity Control Rules (MACR) developed and applied to specific case study regions

D6.1: Understanding stakeholder and policymaker needs for successful marine environmental management (full document: password restricted access)

D6.1. Part 1: Understanding stakeholder and policymaker needs for successful marine environmental management (Part 1 publicly available)

D6.2: Database of alien species presence within and in the vicinity of representative EU ports

D6.3: Review of ballast water discharge risk assessment tools, and new decision support systems for EU ports to avoid aquatic species invasions

D6.4: Risk assessment for fisheries management

D6.5: Risk assessment for renewable energy exploitation

D6.6: Policy and governance synthesis as a tool for stakeholders

D6.7: Online synthesis of VECTORS for stakeholders and policy makers

D7.1: Initial database of agencies, SME's and individuals to facilitate the transfer of VECTORS results (password restricted access)

D7.2: Interactive webpage focused on the transfer of VECTORS knowledge

D8.1: Risk register, process diagram and Gantt chart (password restricted access)

D8.2: Report on kick off meeting

D8.3: Project website, including reporting tools