Work Packages

TAPAS consists of a tightly integrated set of nine work packages. Project management (WP1) and Project integration (WP2) represent interlinking and continuous components of the structure while the core activities (WP’s 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) will generate new data, tools and approaches contributing to the resulting Sustainability Toolbox (WP8).  Dissemination of the project outcomes will be auctioned through WP9 which will address outreach, training, and exploitation of project outcomes.


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Project management - WP1

It co-ordinates the consortium partner roles, manages the contributions to the project, responsible for the communication and quality assurance as well as for organising meetings and creating progress reports.

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User requirements and technical preparation - WP2

Includes a comprehensive review of regulatory and licensing frameworks and processes across the EU. It transforms the requirements into proposals for more timely and cost-efficient tools.

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Environmental Risk Assessment of potentially toxic substances - WP3

It reviews the existing modelling tools and summarises the development and applicability of the models. It assesses the system’s carrying capacity, chemical dispersal and ecotoxicological impacts.

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Environmental Services and Societal Models - WP4

It evaluates the environmental and social impacts of aquaculture. It also adopting an approach about all benefits humans derive from freshwater and marine ecosystems.

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Near-field models for regulation and site selection - WP5

It measures the capabilities and verification levels of existing near-field factors affecting site selection and spatial management models for aquaculture development.

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Far Field Models - WP6

It integrates regional physical-biogeochemical models and long-time series to support fine-scale models.

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Monitoring and Validation - WP7

It evaluates and contributes to the development of new systems for automatic in-situ and EO measurements of physical, ecological and chemical water quality including novel biosensors and optical sensors.

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Aquaculture Sustainability Toolbox - WP8

It collates models, relations, and method descriptions, as well as weights the results emerging from environmental, economic, and societal tools. It will also serves as basis for efficient decision support applicable in the major aquaculture segments in EU.

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Dissemination, Outreach and Exploitation - WP9

It engages with the main dissemination and outreach pathways across the EU to strengthen the environmental sustainability of the EU aquaculture sector and to enhance its image.

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