Partner Map Jen

The Sea Change consortium consists of 17 partners from nine different countries, coordinated by the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. This consortium, which comprises nine public research organisations, one SME, five non profit organisations and two higher education institutions, brings together selected experts to collectively provide the knowledge, competence, skills and facilities needed for ensuring a good project development, the achievement of project objectives and the successful delivery of project results.

Sea Change also has an International Advisory Group (IAG) which is an independent body consisting of selected high level experts drawn from a range of stakeholder communities, who have knowledge and experience of Ocean Literacy and scientific public engagement. These Key US, Canadian and EU external stakeholders will share knowledge, provide guidance and feedback to the work package structures within Sea Change throughout the course of the project.

International Advisory Group


DTU Aqua

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Contact Person: Dr. Ivo Grigorov
Role: Project Partner

The Technical University of Denmark is ranked in the top 20 technical institutes internationally. The Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU-Aqua) has 230 staff and provides research, education and advice concerning sustainable exploitation of living marine and fresh water resources. DTU-Aqua conducts research in aquaculture, fisheries and fish stock assessment, and anthropogenic and climate impacts on the marine environment, as well as monitoring of relevance to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

The institute has extensive experience in coordinating and managing research programmes (FP7 FACTS, MyFISH, EURO-BASIN, as well as participation in project in support of MSFD (FP7 MEECE), engage the fishing industry on best practices (GAP & GAP2), and Marine Research strategy and education (FP7 EUROMARINE).

DTU AQUA relies on external funding for 60% of its budget, has extensive experience in fundraising for marine research and coordinates the Ocean of Life Center of Excellence funded by Vellux Foundation. As coordinator of the North Atlantic Basin project EURO-BASIN, the institute has been a key contributor to the Atlantic Forum and formulation of the resulting Galway Statement. DTU Aqua is a participant in Horizon 2020 call of relevance to Ocean Literacy: BG1, BG2, BG8, BG11.

Key Personnel Involved:

Dr. Ivo Grigorov is project manager for FP7 EURO-BASIN, a key project of EC`s Atlantic Forum and resulting Galway Statement on Transatlantic Cooperation. IG is a trained Marine Scientists with 9 years of experience in marine research project management and fundraising. IG is also on the Steering Committee of FP7 FOSTER ( supporting Responsible Research & Innovation and Green & Blue Growth, and coauthor of the Vision Statement of Ocean Literacy in support of the Galway Statement.

Dr. Paula Canal-Vergés is a Marine Scientist with 7 years of experience working in diverse research projects. For the last 2 years, PCV has worked as project manager and researcher at the Danish Shellfish Centre at DTU-Aqua, assisting with diverse science projects involving aquaculture of shellfish and macroalgae species, coastal ecology and education/science dissemination for graduates, undergraduate students and general public.

Lene Reeh is a journalist with 14 years of experience with science journalism, dissemination and knowledge transfer of marine science and monitoring, data collection and technical issues to a broad range of stakeholders and target groups. LR is responsible for DTU Aqua`s communication strategy, and member of the European Science Foundation’s Marine Board Communication Panel.


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