National Institute of Aquatic Resources - Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua)


Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and consists of 20 institutes covering a wide variety of scientific fields. National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua, at DTU employs around 330 people and covers a wide range of marine and freshwater disciplines and undertakes research and provides advice concerning sustainable exploitation of marine and fresh water living resources. The institute has recently been merged with DTU but has maintained its advisory role for the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries on science based advice on fishery and marine resources to EU-Commission, public authorities, international organizations, the industry and trade of fisheries. DTU Aqua has a high international standing within marine sciences and technology and extensive experience in coordinating and managing national and international scientific programmes, including the coordination of EU framework programmes, such as DEFINELT, EASE, EFIMAS, PROTECT, SEAFOOD+ and FACTS.

Role of DTU-Aqua in SOCIOEC

DTU-Aqua contributes mainly to WP2, WP3, WP5, WP6 and WP7 and is leader of the North Sea case study as well as participant in the pelagic and the Baltic case studies.

Description of Personnel involved in the project 

J. Rasmus Nielsen, Senior Scientist, Head of Section for Management Systems (MSY). Research areas: fish population and fisheries dynamics/assessments, fisheries management research and bio-economic man. evaluation tools, hydro-acoustics, and research survey design. He has coordinated many large international and national research projects (e.g. EU-FP6-EFIMAS; EU-FP5-EASE (co-coordinator)), chair of ICES SGIMM, and makes the Norway pout assessment under ICES WGNSSK, and is alternate ICES SCICOM Member. He has more than 120 publications (<30 peer reviewed).

Clara Ulrich, Senior Scientist in the Section for Management Systems (MSY), with Master of Science in Agronomy and PhD from ENSAR (France). She has been involved in several EU Funded projects (incl. WP coordination) relative to management strategies evaluation, mixed-fisheries, fleet dynamics and fish stock assessment. She participates in many ICES working groups, is member of STECF plenary, and is co-chair of the ICES WGNSSK North Sea assessment working group and former chair of the ICES WKMIXFISH on mixed fisheries.

Francois Bastardie is a DTU-Aqua Senior Scientist with expertise in spatial fisheries data mining (e.g., co-developer of the VMStools libray) and modeling developing spatial multi-fleet and multi-stock bio-economic models including individual fishing vessel based models with ecosystem and stock models. He has an experience of almost 10 years conducting scientific based fisheries management evaluation with scenario evaluation through simulation, including fleet dynamics, population dynamics and fish stock assessment, e.g., he was in charge of the evaluation of the Baltic cod long-term management plan with consequent participation to ICES and STECF working groups.

Bo Sølgaard Andersen, Scientist, MSY. Education: M.Sc. Biology, University of Aarhus and PhD from Aalborg University, DK. Key qualifications: Main research activities are related to bioeconomic modelling of fisheries systems with current focus on fishermen behaviour and fleet dynamics. He is a member of ICES WGNSSK being responsible for assessment of Nephrops in the North Sea.

Ole Ritzau Eigaard, Scientist, MSY. Education: M.Sc. Biology, University of Copenhagen (DK), and PhD in fisheries technology and management, Wageningen University (NL). Key qualifications: Research focus is to describe, analyse and model technological development in commercial fisheries in relation to management objectives. He is a member of several ICES study and working groups and also the NAFO-ICES NIPAG, where he is responsible for the assessment of Pandalus in Division Iva East.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.