- Multidisciplinary project with thirteen partners from ten European countries, coordinated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research.
- Funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.
- Project duration: 36 months, started April 2010.
Europe’s coastal zones are of great socio-economic value, they are however also under pressure to balance competing activities and face potential conflict for space allocation. Stakeholder groups are diverse and represent diverse sectors, particularly fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, wind farm operation, and nature conservation in marine protected areas. Above all this is the requirement to preserve a valuable natural resource and meet environmental protection rules and regulations. This is the challenge the COEXIST project faces.
The COEXIST project is now in its final phase of development, and its partners will meet in Rome, Italy, on 13-14 March 2013 to discuss its results.
Over 30 stakeholders from different sectors along with 20 members from the COEXIST project partnership and ICES representatives met in Bergen on 19th September 2012 for the joint ICES/COEXIST workshop.
Do you work in the field of aquaculture, fisheries, energy or tourism in the European coastal areas or are you a coastal zone manager? Then this workshop is of high relevance to you!