Aquaculture Sustainability Toolbox – WP8

The team will develop and test the TAPAS toolbox. The innovative methodologies and components emerging from TAPAS will support transparent development and implementation of freshwater, coastal and marine spatial planning and enable less costly and more efficient licensing by backing up efficient decision-making in as well the aquaculture industries as the regulatory bodies granting permissions. The toolbox has two key objectives; one is to serve as a repository for the models, tools and methods and the other is to provide a flexible TAPAS Decision Support System (TAPAS-smart). TAPAS-smart shall support synthetisation and weighting of data emerging from environmental, economic and societal tools/repositories.

Planned tasks to achieve

  1. Collating, refining and developing methods, guidelines and integrated tools to support best practice for aquaculture impact assessments in Europe
  2. Case-based examples of best practice using the sustainability tool selecting, analysing and weighting assessment results
  3. Incorporating feedback from decision-makers into the prototype tool design process to ensure the final tools are as useful as possible

Completed tasks until 18th Month

  1. Two milestones and one deliverable have been submitted
  2. Extensive survey and review process have been conducted
  3. Possible outlines and technical structure of the TAPAS-smart tool have been agreed