Genetic tools for Ecosystem health Assessment in the North Sea region (GEANS)

The quality of the seafloor habitat is an important barometer for marine ecosystem health. In order to accurately measure the quality, GEANS will mainstream implementation of fast, accurate and cost-effective DNA-based assessments. This will enable national authorities to improve the management of human activities and protection of the marine environment across the North Sea Region in a transnational coherent way. GEANS will conduct pilot studies concerning environmental impact assessments (renewable energy, aquaculture and sand extraction and suppletion), and concerning monitoring in relation to European directives (non-indigenous species and hard substrates). These pilots will be conducted in close cooperation with stakeholders.

 

 

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Launch of GEANS.eu!

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Discover two new GEANS publications

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GEANS scientists are still working on methodology and harmonization, but we are also applying our methods in several pilots and case studies. This is …

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GEANS 4th Newsletter

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This is the fourth GEANS Newsletter:

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