Promoter: Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida -ISPA


Norwegian University of Science and Technology;

NINA - The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research; 

IMR - Institute of Marine Research

EEA Grants: 14 013,00 €

Grace Code: PT-BI035



What did this initiative consist of?

The FishNet initiative aims to establish a strong network in the field of research on the impacts of global change on fish.

This initiative will promote discussion and knowledge exchange on the effects of anthropogenic stressors on fish, with a focus on increasing noise and temperature.

The FishNet initiative will bring together researchers from Norway and Portugal, with complementary expertise in the areas of fish behaviour, ecology, biology, conservation, genetics, evolution and global change. This multidisciplinary team shares an interest in conservation biology, using an established model fish, the two-spotted goby, Gobiusculus flavescens, which is distributed throughout the North-East Atlantic (NEA) from Portugal to Norway.

The FishNet initiative proposes activities for the exchange of theoretical and practical knowledge, in a field of research common to all the institutions involved. It will allow the strengthening of scientific collaboration between the institutions involved and between the two countries.

Furthermore, it will contribute to increase scientific knowledge about global challenges affecting coastal species, such as climate change and increasing levels of anthropogenic noise (e.g. from wind farms and ship traffic), providing a solid basis for participation in future European projects.