Work Packages & Deliverables

Work Package 1 - Base line: identification of interactions, conflicts and management tools in coastal waters (marine ecosystem approach)

This work package (WP1) sets the baseline for COEXIST providing a reference description of fisheries, aquaculture and other activities in the coastal zone both at the generic level and at an ecosystem specific level. For a complete summary about WP1 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


This WP is composed by 5 public deliverables:

D1.1 - Maps of Europe showing coastal areas (marine ecosystems) with specific characteristics based on physical characteristics and suitability for different activities  pdf icon

Deliverable 1.1 produces map(s) of Europe showing which coastal areas (marine ecosystems) are, based on physical characteristics, suitable for different aquaculture activities. The suitability maps presented in this report show the suitability of areas for selected species.

D1.2 - Matrices of Interaction Aquaculture vs. Fisheries  pdf icon

Deliverable 1.2 introduces the six Case Studies (CS) the project deals with (Hardangerfjord; Atlantic Coast of Ireland; Atlantic Coast of France; Algarve coast; Adriatic Sea; Coastal North Sea; Baltic Sea), representing the specific conditions and combinations of activities of European coastal areas focusing on aquaculture and fisheries. It provides a first inventory of relevant interactions (conflicts and synergies) between aquaculture and fisheries, analysed per each CS.

D1.3 - Matrices of Interaction Aquaculture & Fisheries vs. other activities  pdf icon

Deliverable 1.3 deals with making a first exploration of present interactions between aquaculture and fisheries in the coastal waters of the case studies, providing a first inventory of relevant interactions between aquaculture & fisheries and other activities. The synthesis of conflicts and synergies on aquaculture and fisheries and other activities are reported separately.

D1.4 - Working document WP1   pdf icon

This document compiles the work developed in WP1 and particularly the work done to achieve the following tasks:

Task 1.1: Definitions and characterization of marine ecosystems
Task 1.3: Inventory of possible combinations (both existing and new) of different forms of
aquaculture and/or fisheries and other activities
Task 1.4: Glossary of different spatial management tools currently utilised
Task 1.5: Future scenarios for fisheries, aquaculture and other activities per case study

D1.5 - Characterization of ecosystems  pdf icon

Deliverable 1.5 compiles the information on activities, pressures and ecosystems provided by the case studies. It provides a first inventory on how fisheries, aquaculture and other activities pressurize the ecosystems in case study areas.


Work Package 2 - Legal institutional and policy frameworks

The overall goal is to review and document the current governance regimes applicable to the management of fisheries and aquaculture. This WP will examine general EU and national institutional arrangements and will ensure that the case study governance assessments are conducted in a uniform manner, so to allow for comparison, evaluation and later generalisation. For a complete summary about WP2 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


This WP is composed by 5 public deliverables:

D2.1 Stakeholder map and database for each case study area: Identification of Skateholder Issues and Interaction  pdf icon

Deliverable 2.1 reviews and documents the current governance regimes applicable to the management of fisheries and aquaculture for each case study, identifying stakeholders issues and interactions and helping to provide framework for direction, to the individual case, to conduct assessments of governance related issues in a consistent manner that allows for later generalisation.

D2.2 Report on the potential use of GIS and other scenario-based simulation and visualisation tools  pdf icon

Deliverable 2.2 incorporates stakeholder feedback in relation to current stakeholder issues (from government, industry and industry representative/NGO points of view) and future scenarios that could affect the status quo of the industry (if applicable). It also describes Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and scenario-based simulation and visualisation and identifies the tools that are of potential use to COEXIST stakeholders as identified during the stakeholder consultation processes.

D2.3  Report on Institutional Analysis (from Governance Questionnaires) (Available on request by contacting:

Deliverable 2.3 summarises the responses received from the governance questionnaires circulated to case study leaders in March 2011. The objective of this questionnaire was to analyse the governance structure, management regime and policy framework in specific case study areas around Europe.

D2.4 Report on development of indicators of best governance practice using Marine Spatial Planning  pdf icon

Deliverable 2.4 identifies the indicators of governance best practice relating to interactions between aquaculture, fisheries and other sectors based on available literature, using Marine Spatial Planning for the preliminary preparation phase of the marine management and governance process.

D2.5 Comprehensive review of law, policy and institutional frameworks that cover the current approaches to interactions between aquaculture, fisheries and other sectors and identifying barriers and opportunities for more efficient management pdf icon

Deliverable 2.5 provides a comprehensive review of law, policy and institutional frameworks in the EU that influence interactions between aquaculture, fisheries and other maritime sectors.


Work Package 3 - Integration of models and processes

WP3 aims at the application and integration of different types of dynamic models to examine and assess interactions between fisheries, aquaculture, and other uses of the coastal zone.These models will address both the natural and human environment and will use quantitative indicators such as production, incidence of disease, income and profit, and environment quality. These tools will include screening models that may be used for higher-level system assessment. For a complete summary about WP3 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


This WP is composed by 8 public deliverable:

D3.1 Parameterized and validated population models for appropiate species of finfish, bivalves and crustaceans  pdf icon

Deliverable 3.1 lists the parameterized and validated population models for appropriate species of finfish, bivalves and crustaceans under cultivation in Europe. The different models are also described and their application within the COEXIST project is discussed.

D3.2 Report on economic analysis in coastal fisheries on the basis of revenue for individual profession and fishing tips  pdf icon

Deliverable 3.2 aims at analysing the impact of future (~20 years) spatial management on coastal fisheries, i.e. individual fishermen (vessels) and fishermen’s communities.

D3.3 Coastal fisheries fleet model - FishRent  pdf icon

Deliverable 3.3 explains the use of the existing FishRent model (modified for COEXIST) to include the spatial dimension of fisheries and explicitly test spatial management. Based on fish stock spatial allocation, past fishers’ effort distribution and future area closures, the model simulates fishers’ behaviour based on optimal effort allocation so it can be used  as a tool in the process of sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries in coastal zones.

D3.4 Validated farm-scale models for aquaculture  pdf icon

Deliverable 3.4 shows how a version of the Farm Aquaculture Resource Management (FRAM) model has been designed, for COEXIST, for offshore aquaculture management for both farmer and regulator and it could have different uses such as a statutory decision making tool (precautionary approach), for law compliance in regions with restriction to aquaculture sites close to each other, as a commercial planning tool for shellfish, etc.

D3.5 Report on assessment of aquaculture and fisheries production scale effect on environment

D3.7 Combined local-scale and system-scale models (Production/disease/GIS)

D3.8 Screening models for decision support on aquaculture siting and risk analysis - FISHNETS pdf icon

Deliverable 3.8 aims to to develop a screening model for disease risk associated to aquaculture in coastal area, providing a simplified approach to system analysis for management.

D3.9 GRID GeoReference Interactions Database pdf icon

Deliverable 3.9 explains how the GeoReference Interactions Database (GRID) works as a tool to analyse interactions (conflicts and synergies) in marine coastal areas and how this web-based database can be used to fix interactions between activities, to represent them using matrix, and maps and to calculate the total conflict score for a specific area and to compare stress levels from different scenarios.


Work Package 4 - Evaluation of spatial management tools

Work package 4 assesses the existing spatial management for each selected case study and propose improvements. For a complete summary about WP4 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


This WP is composed by 2 public deliverables:

D4.1 Framework for Multi-objective Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of Marine Spatial Management in Coastal Zones pdf icon

The specific objective of deliverable 4.1 is to develop a framework for multi-objective quantitative and qualitative evaluation of marine spatial management in coastal zones that can be used as a guideline when applying the framework in a total of five case studies in European waters in deliverable 4.2.

D4.2 Final report containing measured cumulative impacts of the aggregate coastal activities, evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of currently applied spatial management tools, and results of scenario studies, that incorporate the best practices and proposed improvements to existing spatial management tools, on the effects of aquaculture, fisheries and other activities in coastal zones per COEXIST Case Study Area (Available on request by contacting the COEXIST Case Study Leader)


Case study 1: Hardangerfjord

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Case study 2: Atlantic coast areas


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Case study 3: Algarve coast

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Case study 4: Adriatic Sea Coast

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Case study 5: Coastal North Sea

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Case study 6: Baltic Sea

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Work Package 5 - Best Practices: Synthesis os COEXIST Work Packages 1 to 4 and Case Studies

WP5 synthesises at a higher level in order to look beyond the scale of individual case studies for common patterns of interactions between activities and general rules to derive best management practices and guidelines that can be applied in coastal zone management in Europe. For a complete summary about WP5 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


This WP is composed by 2 public deliverable:

D5.1 Synthesis of the identified conflicts and synergies under the current spatial management of coastal zones and adjacent marine areas and recommendations for the development of management options pdf icon

Deliverable 5.1 outlines the main objectives of the EU project COEXIST and how these were achieved. It forms the basis and background reading for the best practice guide to support integrated spatial management of multiple activities such as fisheries, aquaculture or other major activities in coastal waters.

D5.2 Guideline for Best Practice in Spatial Planning to integrate Fisheries, Aquaculture and further Demands in the Coastal Zone. Potential end users will be EU Commission and national level decision makers as the synthesis aims at supporting the European Maritime Policy pdf icon


Work Package 6 - Dissemination, communication and Knowledge Transfer

WP6 identifies and segment stakeholders and end users of the COEXIST project. WP6 will develop a Communication and Dissemination Plan describing how the project is going to achieve its goals by setting up effective dissemination tools and services for the project. For a complete summary about WP6 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


This WP is composed by 7 public deliverables:

D6.1 Project Brochure pdf icon

COEXIST factsheet.

D6.4 Press Releases and other dissemination actions on COEXIST (Year 1- 1/4/2010-1/4/2011)  pdf icon

Deliverable 6.4 groups all the press releases issued in the first year of the project (April 2010 - 2011) and the project quotations on EU websites.

D6.5 Annual Report on Attendance and Dissemination at Aquaculture Events (Year 1- 1/4/2010-1/4/2011)  pdf icon

Deliverable 6.5 describes the participation of COEXIST to Aquaculture Europe 2010 and the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATIP) meetings.

D6.6 Project updates for stakeholders (Year 1- 1/4/2010-1/4/2011)  pdf icon

Deliverable 6.6 compiles all the targeted dissemination efforts carried out to disseminate the COEXIST project and its results achieved in the first year (April 2010 - 2011).

D6.7 Presentations at producers’ events (Year 1- 1/4/2010-1/4/2011)  pdf icon

Deliverable 6.7 describes the participation of COEXIST to producers' event held during the first year (April 2010 - 2011).

D6.8 Report on all targeted dissemination efforts (Year 1- 1/4/2010-1/4/2011)  pdf icon

Deliverable 6.8 describes all the dissemination strategy adopted during the firts year (April 2010 - 2011) of the COEXIST project.

D6.11 Presentations at Scientific Conferences (Year 1- 1/4/2010-1/4/2011)  pdf icon

COEXIST project activities have been disseminated worldwide. The participation of the project to international EU and non-EU congresses is resumed in Deliverable 6.11.


Work Package 7 - Knowledge management: Supporting systems, processes and methodologies

WP7 ensures that the gathering, analysing, storing and sharing of knowledge and information within the COEXIST partnership is effective and efficient. WP7 will be cross-cutting and support all other work packages as required. For a complete summary about WP7 and its contact details, click here pdf icon


D7.6 A metadatabase to host the data collection in the project

The COEXIST GeoNetwork Opensource facility is a standard-based, spatial information management system, tailored to the COEXIST project. It is designed to enhance spatial and non-spatial information exchange, and promote sharing between the partner organisations. Using the capacities and the power of the Internet, the service enables access to geo-referenced databases, cartographic products and documents of the COEXIST project, through descriptive metadata.


Work Package 8 - project management

Work package 8 combines activities for the internal management of the project among the partners in the COEXIST consortium. For a complete summary about WP8 and its contact details, click here  pdf icon


WP8 is composed by 1 public deliverable:

D8.4 Dissemination and Communication Plan  pdf icon

Deliverable 8.4 identifies and organises the activities to be performed and the dissemination channels to be used in order to promote COEXIST aims and targets, and to disseminate the project results. The dissemination strategy will identify the target groups and key stakeholders of the project, define the communication channels, describe the means of dissemination to be developed and detail the targeted events and conferences of the project. D8.4 is the only public deliverable.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 245178. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.