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Project ID: EVK1-CT-2001-00089
Name of the project: STAR
Project title: Standardisation of river classifications : framework method for calibrating different biological survey results against ecological quality classifications to be developed for the Water Framework Directive
Abstract The Water Framework Directive defines a framework for monitoring and assessing the ecological status of surface and ground waters. The ecological status of rivers will be determined in the STAR project from a range of taxonomic groups and a variety of methods. Most Member States will have their own assessment procedures, but a common European standard is still missing. Through field sampling and desk studies the project aims to: 1) cross-calibrate and integrate assessments using different methods and taxonomic groups 2) recommend which procedures to use in which situations 3) define the precision and reliability of each method and 4) assist the EU in defining the boundaries of classes of ecological status. A decision support system will be developed for applying the project findings. The research will be used to assist in the establishment of a European standard for assigning the ecological status of rivers on the basis of multiple sources of ecological data. The STAR project builds upon the results of the previously funded AQEM project and will be clustered with the complementary FAME project.

Coordinator
Name Dr. FurseMichael
E-mail mtf@ceh.ac.uk
Organisation     NERC
Department Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH Dorset
Postal box DT2 8ZD
Street Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh
Town Dorchester, Dorset
Country United Kingdom (The) - GB

Project
Nature -
Duration (months) 36
Ending date 31/12/2004
Financial instrument Water Projects ‘Europe’-FP5
Funding source EC
Participant countries Austria - AT
Denmark - DK
France - FR
Germany - DE
Greece - GR
Italy - IT
Netherlands (The) - NL
Portugal - PT
Sweden - SE
United Kingdom (The) - GB
Czech Republic (The) - CZ
Latvia - LV
Poland - PL
Slovakia - SK
Website(s) http://www.eu-star.at/

Participants
Organisation     THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Department THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Town BRISTOL
Country United Kingdom (The) - GB
   
Organisation     FRESHWATER BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Department FRESHWATER BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Town AMBLESIDE
Country United Kingdom (The) - GB
   
Organisation     ALTERRA B.V.
Department DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Town WAGENINGEN
Country Netherlands (The) - NL
   
Organisation     AUGUST CIESZKOWSKI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN POZN
Department DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Town POZNAN
Country Poland - PL
   
Organisation     CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU
Department TRANSPORT RESEARCH CENTRE
Town BRNO
Country Czech Republic (The) - CZ
   
Organisation     NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Department ISTITUTO DI RICERCA SULLE ACQUE
Town ROMA
Country Italy - IT
   
Organisation     SENCKENBERGISCHE NATURFORSCHENDE GESELLSCHAFT
Department STATION FOR BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH IN CENTRAL EUROP
Town FRANKFURT AM-MAIN
Country Germany - DE
   
Organisation     HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Department INSTITUTE OF INLAND WATERS
Town ANAVYSSOS
Country Greece - GR
   
Organisation     INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Department LAKE PROTECTION LABORATORY
Town WARSZAWA
Country Poland - PL
   
Organisation     VYZKUMNY USTAV VODOHOSPODARSKY T. G. MASARYKA
Department BRNO BRANCH DEPARTMENT
Town PRAHA 6
Country Czech Republic (The) - CZ
   
Organisation     NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Department CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY DORSET
Town SWINDON
Country United Kingdom (The) - GB
   
Organisation     DANMARKS MILJØUNDERSØGELSE
Department DEPARTMENT OF STREAMS AND RIPARIAN AREAS
Town ROSKILDE
Country Denmark - DK
   
Organisation     PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO - REG.ALTO ADIGE
Department UFFICIO LABORATORIO BIOLOGICO
Town BOLZANO
Country Italy - IT
   
Organisation     INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Department DEPARTMENT OF HYDROBIOLOGY
Town BRATISLAVA
Country Slovakia - SK
   
Organisation     THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Department INSTITUTIONEN FÖR MILJÖANALYS - SKOGSVETENSKAPLIGA
Town UPPSALA
Country Sweden - SE
   
Organisation     UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Department INSTITUTE OF HYDROBIOLOGY & AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM MANA
Town WIEN
Country Austria - AT
   
Organisation     UNIVERSITAET GESAMTHOCHSCHULE ESSEN
Department DEPARTMENT OF HYDROBIOLOGY
Town ESSEN
Country Germany - DE
   
Organisation     UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Department CENTRO DE ECOLOGIA APLICADA
Town EVORA
Country Portugal - PT
   
Organisation     COMENIUS UNIVERSITY
Department DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
Town BRATISLAVA
Country Slovakia - SK
   
Organisation     UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Department INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY
Town RIGA
Country Latvia - LV
   
Organisation     UNIVERSITY OF LODZ
Department DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECOLOGY - INSTITUTE OF ECOLO
Town LODZ
Country Poland - PL
   
Organisation     MASARYKOVY UNIVERZITY V BRNO
Department DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY AND ECOLOGY - FACULTY OF SCI
Town BRNO
Country Czech Republic (The) - CZ
   
Organisation     UNIVERSITÉ DE METZ
Department RESEARCH UNIT: ECOTOXICITÉ, BIODIVERSITÉ, SANTÉ EN
Town METZ
Country France - FR
   


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