DEVOTES is an international research project funded by the European Commission, within the Environment (including climate change) Theme of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.
The overall goal of DEVOTES is to test indicators proposed by the EC and to develop new ones for the assessment at the species, habitat and ecosystem levels, which will lead to a classification status of marine waters. A cost-effective (i.e. by defining monitoring and assessment strategies) implementation of the indicators will be integrated into a unified assessment of the biodiversity.
The outcomes of DEVOTES will contribute to filling knowledge gaps and existing needs in the assessment of the environmental status, within the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, in an harmonized way across the Mediterranean, Baltic, North Seas and the Atlantic Ocean.
PROJECT ACRONYM: DEVOTES
FULL PROJECT TITLE: DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status.
GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER: 308392
FP7 THEME: Environment (Including Climate Change)
INSTRUMENT: Collaborative project
TOTAL BUDGET: € 12,050,970.10
EC CONTRIBUTION: € 8,997,984.62
DURATION: 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2016
NUMBER OF PROJECT PARTNERS: 23