director ! thomas dworak
policy experts ! maria berglund ! nikolaus fleischmann ! daniela hohenwallner-ries ! magdalena rogger ! linda romanovska ! guido schmidt ! thomas thaler
event managers ! christine matauschek ! michaela matauschek
categories ! Climate Change Adaptation ! Inland Water ! Environmental Economics ! Agriculture ! Coastal and Marine !

Fresh-Projects | Coastal and Marine

Ongoing: Wasserdialog UBA

Environment Agency Germany | Modern water management focuses on sustainable and balanced water use by all stakeholders. To achieve this today – and in the future -  various legal as well as socio-economic frameworks need to be taken into account. The overall aim of this project is to initiate a target-oriented national dialogue at an early stage among various actors. The creation of this dialogue platform ...

Ongoing: CC+Tourism

Environment Agency Germany | The following project identifies the impacts of climate change on the tourism sector in Germany and possible adaptation mechanisms. This implies the analysis of existing climatic data, a vulnerability assessment and collection of adaptation options as well as the strong involvement of relevant stakeholders in order to achieve  sustainable tourism in changing climatic conditions in the ...

Ongoing: EU-Iran environment and climate change exchanges

European Commission DG Environment | Support to initial exchanges between Iran and the EU on environment and adaptation to climate change, in order to develop a roadmap for cooperation on water and marine ...

Framework contract for services related to coordination between the different marine regions in implementing the ecosystem approach

European Commission, DG Environment | The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Marine Directive or MSFD, 2008/56/EC) aims to achieve ‘good environmental status’ of European marine waters by the year 2020 through the implementation of two overarching principles: the ecosystem-based approach to the management of human activities and an integrated, coordinated, approach at regional and sub-regional level. As is often the ...

Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Bulgaria

Umweltbundesamt Deutschland | The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC; MSFD ) provides a framework within which each Member States shall take the necessary measures to achieve or maintain a "good environmental status" in the marine environment by the year 2020. In the context of European Cooperation, Germany supports the development of conceptual approaches and methods by providing advice ...

Assessment of the status of water bodies and ecosystems in Doņana

WWF ES | WWF Spain is involved in the conservation of the Doñana wetlands since the 1960s. Fresh-Thoughts is developing an assessment review of current plans and programmes for the area against the scientific knowledge accumulated in the past decade, identifying new information, challenges, needs for updates, and ...

Support to ECOSTAT Nutrients Workshop

Umweltbundesamt | This contract supported the ECOSTAT Working Group under the WFD CIS process. For the Working Group's meeting in November 2015, a report on nutrient boundaries in transitional, coastal and marine waters in the EU was developed. MS focal points were contacted to submit written answers to a Questionnaire circulated within the Working GRoup regarding the methods for setting nutrient boundaries ...

Sharing of best practices on ICZM, in a context of Adaptation to climate Change in coastal areas

DG Environment | Climate change is affecting European marine areas and coastal zones and resulting in, among others, sea level rise, increased frequency and severity of storms, ocean acidification, coastal erosion, changes in sea surface temperature as well as changes in biodiversity and ecosystems. Maritime Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management are process based tools for the appropriate ...

Support to the development of inland and coastal water project evaluation criteria and preparation of calls for proposals (Bulgaria)

Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Environment and Water | The Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and Norway funds a number of programmes in different countries and priority areas. In Bulgaria in the 2009-2014 period one of the funded programs was called “BG02” and focused an improved integrated management of Marine and Inland Waters. Fresh-Thoughts supported the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water ...

Marine Litter Conference

Umweltbundesamt German Environment Agency | The project supported the German UBA in preparing an international conference on marine litter in the European regional seas. FT contributed to the background document on the status of marine litter and the options the regional seas should take forward to address the problem. FT was responsible for organizing a 300 person conference, including invitations, registrations, hotel arrangements, ...

Climate Change Adaptation, coastal and marine issues

DG Environment | Fresh-Thoughts prepared the background document for the development of a staff working paper on climate change adaptation in coastal and marine issues. As part of the commitment the EU made to adaptation under the White Paper, this document presented a comprehensive view of the main regional impacts of climate change on marine and coastal areas and the current policy framework, as well as ...

Support to the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Milieu, Environmental Law & Policy | The implementation of the MSFD presents many challenges and both Member States and the Commission have a significant task ahead of them in converting the principles outlined in the Directive into practices which will bring about an improved marine environment. This framework contract supports the Commission with Managing the CIS process, including the collection and handling of ...

Benefit assessment for the German implementation of the MSFD

German Environment Agency, Germany | The European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is intended to bring about more effective protection of the marine environment throughout coastal areas of Europe. The aim of the Directive is to achieve a ”good environmental status“ for Europe's seas by 2020, thus protecting a resource whose status is crucial to the marine economy and for society in general. The MSFD ...