BlueAdapt project will develop innovative means for supporting sustainable blue growth in food production, energy production and tourism.
We seek new societally impactful solutions and alternative development paths for sustainable transitions. We develop new practices for governance and means for regulation, which secure both the sustainability and resilience in water ecosystems, social and economic systems. Reaching these aims requires better use of ecological data on water ecosystems by developing novel ecological models to create predictive understanding of lake and coastal systems. Based on an in-depth understanding of societal, economic, legal and environmental linkages and dependencies, regulatory models will be developed to enable an effective response to new environmental information.
BlueAdapt project is funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland. The duration of the first half of the project is 2018-2021. The project is lead by the Finnish Environment Institute.
Modeling — Work Package 1
Anthropogenic pressures and impacts to aquatic ecosystems
Experimentation & Innovation — Work Package 2
Promoting innovations and renewal of business models
Control Methods — Work Package 3
Adaptivity of regulation and policy
Recommendations — Work Package 4
Policy recommendations for Sustainable blue growth
Our multidisciplinary group of researchers constitutes of researchers from the Arctic Centre of the Universty of Lapland, University of Helsinki, Demos Research Institute Oy, Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Eastern Finland and Finnish Environment Institute.
Three issues to highlight in the management of lake biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Anthropocene
Currently, inadequate monitoring data often results in uncertain predictions. To reduce such uncertainty, environmental managers should implement a framework incorporating adaptive management, inference and modelling of lake ecosystems, write Jani Heino and David Angeler