Concepts for reducing the impacts of anthropogenic pressures and uses on marine ecosystems and biodiversity


Climate change and unsustainable use of coasts and seas not only affect the marine environment, but also human health and well-being, as humans and the ocean form a socio-ecological system.

Accordingly, the CREATE project aims to develop solution-oriented action knowledge to reduce the cumulative impacts of multiple uses on biodiversity in three real-world laboratories involving a broad group of stakeholders. To do this, bio-geo-physical data and modeling will be provided to improve coastal ecosystem assessment and management using the reallabs.

CREATE will thus contribute to minimizing negative impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems and thus make human-ocean interactions more sustainable.

Funded by

CREATE is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with project funding reference number 03F0910H.