Project aims

Marine ecosystems in Europe are of major economic, aesthetic and ecological importance to Europe, but are being threatened and changed by human activities.

The consequences and severity of multiple pressures in marine ecosystems are known to result in regime shifts. However, our understanding of the relationship between these regime shifts and critical ecological thresholds is incomplete.

The project aims

  • to provide credible scientific information through interdisciplinary research on historic data, which is vital to further our understanding of marine ecosystems and the potential consequences of multiple pressures.
  •  to bring together diverse interest groups and approaches toward achieving the long-term sustainability of marine ecosystems
  • to encourage the support and participation of individuals from all sectors of society to ensure the long-term sustainability and conservation of marine resources