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Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "TAPAS" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 6˙918˙512 €
 EC max contribution 6˙918˙512 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.2. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy)
 Code Call H2020-SFS-2015-2
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2020-02-29


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING UK (STIRLING) coordinator 936˙093.00
4    MARINE INSTITUTE IE (GALWAY) participant 542˙473.00
7    AQUABIOTECH LIMITED MT (MOSTA) participant 484˙787.00
8    WATER INSIGHT BV NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 434˙612.00
9    UNIVERSITE DE NANTES FR (NANTES CEDEX 1) participant 416˙710.00
10    SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY HU (GODOLLO) participant 345˙312.00
11    UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA ES (MURCIA) participant 279˙762.00
12    DHI DK (HORSHOLM) participant 193˙828.00
16    DHI A/S DK (HOERSHOLM) participant 43˙171.00


 Project objective

Aquaculture is one of five sectors in the EU's Blue Growth Strategy, aimed at harnessing untapped potential for food production and jobs whilst focusing on environmental sustainability. TAPAS addresses this challenge by supporting member states to establish a coherent and efficient regulatory framework aimed at sustainable growth. TAPAS will use a requirements analysis to evaluate existing regulatory and licensing frameworks across the EU, taking account of the range of production environments and specificities and emerging approaches such as offshore technologies, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, and integration with other sectors. We will propose new, flexible approaches to open methods of coordination, working to unified, common standards. TAPAS will also evaluate existing tools for economic assessment of aquaculture sustainability affecting sectoral growth. TAPAS will critically evaluate the capabilities and verification level of existing ecosystem planning tools and will develop new approaches for evaluation of carrying capacities, environmental impact and future risk. TAPAS will improve existing and develop new models for far- and near-field environmental assessment providing better monitoring, observation, forecasting and early warning technologies. The innovative methodologies and components emerging from TAPAS will be integrated in an Aquaculture Sustainability Toolbox complemented by a decision support system to support the development and implementation of coastal and marine spatial planning enabling less costly, more transparent and more efficient licensing. TAPAS partners will collaborate with key industry regulators and certifiers through case studies to ensure the acceptability and utility of project approach and outcomes. Training, dissemination and outreach activities will specifically target improvement of the image of European aquaculture and uptake of outputs by regulators, while promoting an integrated sustainable strategy for development.


List of deliverables.
Carrying capacity and production models for aquaculture within freshwater lake systems in Europe Other 2019-10-07 09:34:32
Carrying capacity models for pond-systems and abstraction/replacement of river waters for pond-based systems Other 2019-10-07 09:34:32
Report on methods for quality control and detection of anomalies Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Carrying capacity models for shellfish culture within intertidal and coastal systems, coupled to hydrodynamic ecosystem models Other 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Report on management strategies for ES Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Improved models for interaction of nutrients, impacts and mitigation for coastal IMTA Other 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Report and scientific articles on the case studies & model validation Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
High-resolution satellite monitoring report Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:32
Report on TAPAS consultation to enhance cooperation with EU projects Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:32
Documentation report for Aquaculture Sustainability Toolbox Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Report of model study of fish farms in the Baltic Sea Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Report on case studies on farm practices and impact on ecosystem services Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Bayesian Network Model of ES Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:31
Report of critical evaluation and suggestion of models Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Workshop on model development and design of case studies Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Workshop with relevant project partners to evaluate the ERA models Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Stakeholder workshop for the assessment of ecosystem services Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Release Public website and social media outlets established Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Final report on framework for assessment of ecosystem services Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Press release to be sent to the media of participating countries Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-07 09:34:30
TAPAS communication strategy for approval Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Report and scientific article on the critical review of available ERA models Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30
Inventory of available in-situ data sets Documents, reports 2019-10-07 09:34:30

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of TAPAS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Stephanie C. J. Palmer, Pierre M. Gernez, Yoann Thomas, Stefan Simis, Peter I. Miller, Philippe Glize, Laurent Barillé
Remote Sensing-Driven Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Growth Modeling to Inform Offshore Aquaculture Site Selection
published pages: 1-19, ISSN: 2296-7745, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00802
Frontiers in Marine Science 6 2020-03-05
2020 Laurent Barillé, Anthony Le Bris, Philippe Goulletquer, Yoann Thomas, Philippe Glize, Frank Kane, Lynne Falconer, Patrice Guillotreau, Brice Trouillet, Stéphanie Palmer, Pierre Gernez
Biological, socio-economic, and administrative opportunities and challenges to moving aquaculture offshore for small French oyster-farming companies
published pages: 735045, ISSN: 0044-8486, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735045
Aquaculture 521 2020-03-05
2019 M.A. Warren, S.G.H. Simis, V. Martinez-Vicente, K. Poser, M. Bresciani, K. Alikas, E. Spyrakos, C. Giardino, A. Ansper
Assessment of atmospheric correction algorithms for the Sentinel-2A MultiSpectral Imager over coastal and inland waters
published pages: 267-289, ISSN: 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.03.018
Remote Sensing of Environment 225 2020-03-05
2020 Willemien de Kock, Harald Hasler-Sheetal, Marianne Holmer, Manolis Tsapakis, Eugenia T. Apostolaki
Metabolomics and traditional indicators unveil stress of a seagrass (Cymodocea nodosa) meadow at intermediate distance from a fish farm
published pages: 105765, ISSN: 1470-160X, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105765
Ecological Indicators 109 2020-03-05
2020 Marta Castilla-Gavilán, Meshi Reznicov, Vincent Turpin, Priscilla Decottignies, Bruno Cognie
Sea urchin recruitment: Effect of diatom based biofilms on Paracentrotus lividus competent larvae
published pages: 734559, ISSN: 0044-8486, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.734559
Aquaculture 515 2020-03-05
2019 Marta Castilla‐Gavilán, Bruno Cognie, Emilie Ragueneau, Vincent Turpin, Priscilla Decottignies
Evaluation of dried macrophytes as an alternative diet for the rearing of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck, 1816)
published pages: 1762-1769, ISSN: 1355-557X, DOI: 10.1111/are.14045
Aquaculture Research 50/7 2019-12-16
2019 S. Ciavatta, S. Kay, R. J. W. Brewin, R. Cox, A. Di Cicco, F. Nencioli, L. Polimene, M. Sammartino, R. Santoleri, J. Skákala, M. Tsapakis
Ecoregions in the Mediterranean Sea Through the Reanalysis of Phytoplankton Functional Types and Carbon Fluxes
published pages: , ISSN: 2169-9275, DOI: 10.1029/2019jc015128
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 2019-12-16
2019 Lynne Falconer, Anne Lise Middelboe, Hanne Kaas, Lindsay G. Ross, Trevor C. Telfer
Use of geographic information systems for aquaculture and recommendations for development of spatial tools
published pages: , ISSN: 1753-5123, DOI: 10.1111/raq.12345
Reviews in Aquaculture 2019-11-26
2018 Andreu Rico, Marco Vighi, Paul J. Van den Brink, Mechteld Horst, Ailbhe Macken, Adam Lillicrap, Lynne Falconer, Trevor C. Telfer
Use of models for the environmental risk assessment of veterinary medicines in European aquaculture: current situation and future perspectives
published pages: 969-988, ISSN: 1753-5123, DOI: 10.1111/raq.12274
Reviews in Aquaculture 11/4 2019-11-26
2019 Clara McGhee, Lynne Falconer, Trevor Telfer
What does ‘beyond compliance’ look like for the Scottish salmon aquaculture industry?
published pages: 103668, ISSN: 0308-597X, DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103668
Marine Policy 109 2019-11-22
2018 Peters, Steef; Laanen, Marnix; Groetsch, Philipp; Ghezehegn, Semhar; Poser, Kathrin; Hommersom, Annelies; DeReus, Esther; Spaias, Lazaros
WISPstation: A new autonomous above water radiometer system
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2533079
An extended abstract for a poster presented at the Ocean Optics conference in Dubrovnik 2018 3 2019-10-09
2017 Philipp M. M. Groetsch, Peter Gege, Stefan G. H. Simis, Marieke A. Eleveld, Steef W. M. Peters
Validation of a spectral correction procedure for sun and sky reflections in above-water reflectance measurements
published pages: A742, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.00A742
Optics Express 25/16 2019-10-07
2017 Philipp M. M. Groetsch, Peter Gege, Stefan G. H. Simis, Marieke A. Eleveld, Steef W. M. Peters
Variability of adjacency effects in sky reflectance measurements
published pages: 3359, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.003359
Optics Letters 42/17 2019-10-07
2016 Péter Takács, Zoltán Vitál, Árpád Ferincz, Ádám Staszny
Repeatability, Reproducibility, Separative Power and Subjectivity of Different Fish Morphometric Analysis Methods
published pages: e0157890, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157890
PLOS ONE 11/6 2019-10-07
2018 Castilla-Gavilán, M., Buzin, F., Cognie, B., Dumay, J., Turpin, V., & Decottignies, P.
Optimising microalgae diets in sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus larviculture to promote aquaculture diversification. Aquaculture, 490, 251-259.
published pages: , ISSN: 0044-8486, DOI:
TBC 2019-10-07
2018 Castilla-Gavilán, M., Turpin, V., Buzin, F., Cognie, B., Decottignies, P., 2018
Optimizing metamorphosis in Paracentrotus lividus aquaculture using alternative macroalgae species to Corallina sp.
published pages: , ISSN: 0967-6120, DOI:
TBC 2019-10-07
2018 S. Ciavatta, R. J. W. Brewin, J. Skákala, L. Polimene, L. de Mora, Y. Artioli, J. I. Allen
Assimilation of Ocean-Color Plankton Functional Types to Improve Marine Ecosystem Simulations
published pages: 834-854, ISSN: 2169-9275, DOI: 10.1002/2017JC013490
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 123/2 2019-10-07
2017 Gernez, Pierre; Doxaran, David; Barillé, Laurent
Shellfish Aquaculture from Space: Potential of Sentinel2 to Monitor Tide-Driven Changes in Turbidity, Chlorophyll Concentration and Oyster Physiological Response at the Scale of an Oyster Farm
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-7745, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00137/full
Frontiers 4 2019-10-07
2018 S. Sankar, L. Polimene, L. Marin, N.N. Menon, A. Samuelsen, R. Pastres, S. Ciavatta
Sensitivity of the simulated Oxygen Minimum Zone to biogeochemical processes at an oligotrophic site in the Arabian Sea
published pages: 12-23, ISSN: 0304-3800, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.01.016
Ecological Modelling 372 2019-10-07

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