The CrossGov consortium consists of seven European partners from six different countries. It is built on clusters of excellence particularly relevant for assessing legal and policy coherence and cross-compliance in a marine context. The partners are complementary in their competencies, representing top-ranked universities, broad interdisciplinary research institutes, and consultancies with expertise in project management and stakeholder involvement. This is supplemented by other partners’ expertise in implementation theory and case studies. All partners have extensive experience with related challenges in diverse regions and governance settings across Europe.
NIVA – Norwegian Institute for Water Research
NIVA is Norway’s foremost interdisciplinary center of expertise for environmental and resource issues related to freshwater and marine ecosystems. NIVA plays a vital role in water resource management as a provider of research and scientifically based knowledge and advisory services for policymaking on water-related issues. NIVA’s broad scope of competence, research expertise and extensive data collection are important resources for Norwegian business activities and industries, public administration on a municipal, regional and national level, as well as for Norwegian interests in the international arena.
NIVA is the project coordinator and a leader of WP1 and WP4, and responsible for Project Management (WP6).
Dr. Froukje Maria Platjouw
+47 982 94 116
Dr. Paulina Ramirez-Monsalve
+45 39 17 97 33
s.Pro – Sustainable Projects GmbH
s.Pro is a consulting company specialised in facilitating international projects and processes relating to the blue-green economy, maritime spatial planning, and ocean governance, as well as developing and implementing (interactive) stakeholder engagement processes and organising both smaller working group-type workshops and large-scale conferences. s.Pro has managed the EU MSP Platform and functions as the Secretariat for the Baltic Sea Region SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth, focusing on the sustainable use of marine resources. With the SUBMARINER Network, s.Pro also leads the Blue Mission BANOS CSA and is active as a partner or leading a number of Horizon Europe and Mission Ocean projects.
s.Pro leads WP5, is responsible for the co-creation events and activities with the Stakeholder Forum and acts as a Communication and Dissemination Manager for the consortium. s.Pro also supports NIVA in handling data and knowledge management and other project management activities.
+49 30 832 1417 40
UEF – The University of Eastern Finland
The University of Eastern Finland Law School hosts the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, bringing together eight professors and over 40 researchers, the largest concentration of expertise on this issue in the Nordic countries. UEF conducts research on the implementation of marine policies in the Baltic region. It has considerable expertise in analysing EU water and marine policies and legal frameworks and their transposition and implementation in the Baltic Sea and Finnish contexts.
UEF leads WP2 and the case study research on the Baltic and Finnish Archipelago Sea and contributes significantly to the other WPs.
Prof. Niko Soininen
+358 50 437 6342
UU – Utrecht University
UU has a strong and established expertise in the international law of the sea thanks to the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), currently part of the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law. Over the last 40 years, NILOS has developed and sustained expertise on the law of the sea and oceans governance; enhanced and broadened awareness and knowledge of the law of the sea and oceans governance. In the last years, NILOS researchers have focused on issues of sustainability and climate change to contribute to the transition of maritime activities. The researchers have developed projects on EU environmental law and policy, EU climate change law and policy, and EU energy transition law and policy.
UU leads tasks 1.1 and 2.3 and the southern North Sea case study and contributes to other tasks.
Prof. dr. Seline Trevisanut
+ 31 30 253 2944
ACTeon is a consulting and research company specialised in environmental strategies and policies. It has experience in supporting the implementation of EU policies addressing ecological and climate transition from the local to the European level.
ACTeon leads WP3 and the case study research on the French Mediterranean and contributes to the broader Mediterranean region. With excellent competence in the interface of consultancy and research, ACTeon acts as the Exploitation Manager for CrossGov (WP5), ensuring a strong focus on exploitation, capacity building and awareness-raising aspects.
Dr. Pierre Strosser
+33 389 473 941
RIFS – Research Institute for Sustainability
RIFS conducts research to understand, advance, and guide societal change processes towards sustainable development. Within RIFS, the Ocean Governance group takes an interdisciplinary perspective on coupled human-ocean systems and co-assesses governance frameworks with key stakeholders from science, policy and society to understand ocean sustainability challenges better and facilitate the development of integrated governance responses.
RIFS co-leads WP2 and contributes to case study research on the southern North Sea as well as to other tasks.
+49 331 28822 383
CNR – The National Research Council of Italy
CNR is the largest Italian research organisation, integrating multidisciplinary research skills in marine and coastal areas. CNR is strongly involved in implementing EU marine policies (e.g., MSFD, MSPD, WFD, H&BD, and Biodiversity) and promotes science-to-policy initiatives.
CNR leads tasks 1.3 and 4.3 related to the SPS interfaces and the case study research on the Mediterranean region and the Italian Adriatic Sea.
Dr. Andrea Barbanti
+39 041 2407929