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.
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.
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.
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.
It evaluates the environmental and social impacts of aquaculture. It also adopting an approach about all benefits humans derive from freshwater and marine ecosystems.
It measures the capabilities and verification levels of existing near-field factors affecting site selection and spatial management models for aquaculture development.
It integrates regional physical-biogeochemical models and long-time series to support fine-scale models.
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.
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.
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.