Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons

Logo des ARCH-ProjektsArchitecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons is a research project to develop methodologies to manage the multiple problems affecting lagoons in Europe.

The project is funded by the The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) of the European Commission. Thematically the project belongs to Cooperation Theme 6 Environment (including climate change). The project team is composed of 11 institutions from 9 European countries and coordinated by Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI).

ARCH will develop participative methodologies in collaboration with the involved managers, policy makers and stakeholders to manage the multiple problems affecting lagoons in Europe. This will generate realistic solutions and provide roadmaps for their implementation at the lagoon scale.

In ARCH, 10 lagoons (estuarine coastal areas) are involved, with a geographical distribution covering all major seas surrounding Europe: the Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. The selected case study sites cover not only various physical environments, but also on a policy level and the degree and range of implementation of ICZM varies strongly. The level of climate change assessment and adaptation also shows large variation from site to site.

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Gefördert durch: European Commission, FP7
Laufzeit: 2011-2015
: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Prof. Gijs Breedveld
Team Mitglieder
: Prof. Susanne Heise, Ivonne Stresius
Beitrag der Arbeitsgruppe angewandte aquatische Toxikologie:

  • Erstellung eines „State of the lagoon“-Berichts der Elbe
  • Durchführung von Workshops mit den Vertretern von Interessengruppen im Ästuargebiet
  • Erarbeitung eines Managementplans für das Ästuar

First Call Final ARCH Conference: ARCH CfP


Heise, S. & Stresius, I: Erarbeitung eines Leitfadens für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Tideelbe unter Beteiligung von Bevölkerung und Wissenschaft. Poster, HAW 2013

Stresius, I. & S. Heise: Strategies for an Integrated Management of the Elbe Estuary          – Handling Complexity and Conflicts of Interest. Poster auf dem Estuary-Workshop, Hamburg, 2014 (Poster Estuary WS)