Workpackages

Workpackage 1 | Project management and dissemination
Objective – To efficiently coordinate and manage all technical aspects of the LAGOONS project, such as the overall legal, contractual, ethical, financial and administrative issues of the project.

Workpackage 2 | Knowledge base and gap analysis
Objective – To   collect, document and make available the current knowledge, data and information on the status of the four case lagoons and their river basins regarding hydrology, water quality, water user demands, land-use, user conflicts, political structures, institutions and policies.

Workpackage 3 | Problem based science analysis
Objective – To collect additional environmental data and perform in situ studies on the four case lagoons to support the quantitative modeling of both the drainage basin and lagoons to be performed in WPs 5 and 6.

Workpackage 4 | Stakeholder participation; qualitative scenarios (incl CC) definition in river basin, coastal zone and lagoons
Objective –  To develop and implement methods to secure engagement and empowerment of end-users, stakeholders and the public, in order to identify key socio-economic and physical drivers in case study areas.

Workpackage 5 | Quantitative drainage basin scenario modelling in the context of climate and land use change
Objective –  To evaluate water discharge and nutrient (N, P) input from drainage basin areas under climate change and land use change scenarios as an input to quantitative lagoons modeling and to estimate uncertainty in water discharge and nutrient input related to climate scenarios and land use change scenarios.

Workpackage 6 | Quantitive lagoons modeling (climate and hydrobiogeochemistry)
Objective – To evaluate and estimate the lagoons response (water dynamics, water quality, biota and fish) to different climate scenarios based on results of climate and land based river discharges and nutrient inputs modeling performed in WP5.

Workpackage 7 | Strategies and decision support framework and pan-European dissemination
Objective – To identify the common features of the four case studies through a bottom up approach, and to generalise the cases to be used in a pan-European context.