Welcome to the COEXIST Project Website

The Project

Multidisciplinary project with thirteen partners from ten European countries, coordinated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research.

Funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.

Project duration: 39 months, started April 2010.


The challenge

Europe’s coastal zones are of great socio-economic value, they are however also under pressure to balance competing activities and face potential conflict for space allocation. Stakeholder groups are diverse and represent diverse sectors, particularly fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, wind farm operation, and nature conservation in marine protected areas. Above all this is the requirement to preserve a valuable natural resource and meet environmental protection rules and regulations. This is the challenge the COEXIST project faces.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 245178. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.