The “European Eel Investigation and Assessment of their Decline” project (or EELIAD), funded under the seventh framework programme (FP7) which is a grant funding programme, provides scientific knowledge to allow the recovery of European eel populations. The initiative is characterised by scientific collaboration and the deployment of networking activities to establish a network of excellence throughout Europe. It aims to increase the understanding of the behaviour, biology and ecology of eels, particularly by bringing together numerous external (i.e. environmental) and internal (i.e. biological) factors that may influence their migration. To reach this goal, large-scale monitoring and sensing technologies, such as automatized and remote sensing devices supported by numerical models, are being used.


The UncertWeb project, aims at managing the propagation of uncertainty, when integrating multiple resources, mainly models or data that are exposed as web services, into complex model workflows.


Within the EU-FP7 project HYPOX, 16 European institutions have studied oxygen depletion (hypoxia) causes and consequences have been monitored in a broad range of aquatic systems that differ in oxygen status and sensitivity towards change. The obtained marine environment monitoring results have been combined with information on past hypoxia and state-of-the-art numerical modelling to predict future hypoxia and its effect on aquatic ecosystems, generating a valuable know-how for taking suitable decisions on appropriate oxygen monitoring efforts in the future.


The “Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe” (DAISIE) project provides a comprehensive dataset with regard to alien species that threaten European terrestrial, fresh-water and marine environments. This disseminating initiative relies on a network of expertise in biological invasions across Europe.