ALICE is a project funded in 75% by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the umbrella of INTERREG Atlantic Area with the application code: EAPA_261/2016. The 11 partners involved in the project are from Portugal, Spain, Northern Ireland, France and the United Kingdom. The three-year project started in November 2017 will cost 3 million euros with 25% covered by the beneficiary partners.
The main goal is to promote sustainable investments in Blue and Green Infrastructures (BGI) through identification of the benefits of Ecosystem Services delivered at the terrestrial-aquatic and land-sea interface in the Atlantic Region.
The activities will be developed by:
- combining a range of satellite images, GIS data and modelling frameworks to map aquatic and terrestrial vegetation formations and ecological processes;
- enhancing the predictive capacity by using a multi-model platform;
- participatory learning approaches to engage local stakeholders.
ALICE will also identify economic and social barriers to the implementation of Blue and Green Infrastructures in each of the four case studies of the project and it will provide robust scientific, socioeconomic and environmental policy support for the effective implementation of future BGI.
The team includes scientists, universities, research institutes, local and national governments, NGOs and SMEs.