Vectors of changes in marine life, impact on economic sectors
  • Timeframe : 2011 - 2015
  • Local Budget: 0 €
  • Coordinator: Melanie Austen (Univ. Portsmouth, UK)
  • Contact: Olivier LE PAPE
  • Website
  • Keywords : Ecosystem approach, European costal seas


Context and Issues

Our group is involved in two actions in close collaboration with IFREMER (Brest, Nantes, Boulogne):

  • Integrated life cycle model of the common sole under anthropogenic pressures (WP-Case study North Sea-Channel; S. Rochette, B. Archambault, L. Baulier, O. Le Pape, E. Rivot)
  • Hierarchical modelling of fishing boat trajectories to analyse fishing strategy (WP Human Behavior; P. Gloaguen, J. Guitton, E. Rivot)
See the VECTORS website (awarded the best EU program website!) for an overview of the VECTORS project.


  • Integrated life cycle model of the common sole under anthropogenic pressures
  • Hierarchical modelling of fishing boat trajectories to analyse fishing strategy

Publications issued from the project

PECK, M. ARVANITIDS, C. BUTENSCHON, M. CANU, D. M. CHATZINIKOLAOU, E. CUCCO, A. DOMENICI, P. FERNANDES, J. A. GASCHE, L. HUEBERT, K. B. HUFNAGL, M. JONES, M. C. KEMPF, A. KEYL, F. MAAR, M. MAHEVAS, S. MARCHAL, P. NICOLAS, D. PINNEGAR, J.-K. RIVOT, E. ROCHETTE, S. SELL, A. F. SINERCHIA, M. SOLIDO, C. SOMERFIELD, P. J. TEAL, L. R. TRAVERS-TROLET, M. VAN DE WOLFSHAAR, K. E. (2018) .Projecting changes in the distribution and productivity of living marine resources: A critical review of the suite of modelling approaches used in the large European project VECTORS

GLOAGUEN, P. WOILLEZ, M. MAHEVAS, S. VERMARD, Y. RIVOT, E. (2016) .Is speed through water a better proxy for fishing activities than speed over ground?

SAVINA, M. LUNGHI, M. ARCHAMBAULT, B. BAULIER, L. HURET, M. LE PAPE, O. (2016) .Sole larval supply to coastal nurseries: Interannual variability and connectivity at interregional and interpopulation scales

GLOAGUEN, P. MAHEVAS, S. RIVOT, E. WOILLEZ, M. GUITTON, J. VERMARD, Y. ETIENNE, M.-P. (2015) .An autoregressive model to describe fishing vessel movement and activity

ARCHAMBAULT, B. LE PAPE, O. RIVOT, E. (2014) .Assessing the future of a flatfish population under multiple stressors

SAVINA, M. BAULIER, L. HURET, M. LUNGHI, M. ARCHAMBAULT, B. LE PAPE, O. (2014) .Interannual larval supply to coastal nursery areas across a flatfish metapopulation: implications for connectivity and recruitment patterns

ARCHAMBAULT, B. LE PAPE, O. BOUSQUET, N. RIVOT, E. (2014) .Density-dependence can be revealed by modelling the variance in the stock?recruitment process: an application to flatfish

TRIMOREAU, E. ARCHAMBAULT, B. BRIND'AMOUR, A. LEPAGE, M. GUITTON, J. LE PAPE, O. (2013) .A quantitative estimate of the function of soft-bottom sheltered coastal areas as essential flatfish nursery habitat

TRIMOREAU, E. (2012) .Cartographie quantitative des nourriceries cotieres et estuariennes de sole dans le golfe de Gascogne : identification des habitats essentiels, estimation d?abondance et analyse des fluctuations du recrutement

People involved


Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • The University Court of the University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion, Spain
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare, Italy
  • Johann Heinrich von Thuenen-Institut, Bundesforschunginstitut fuer Landliche Raume, Wald und Fischerei, Germany
  • University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin
  •  Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, Netherlands
  • Tartu Ulikool, Estonia
  • Wageningen Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Stichting Deltares, Netherlands
  • The Secretary Of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • University of Hull, United Kingdom
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • National Institute of Oceanography - Israel Oceanographic & Limmological Research, Israel
  • Institut Francais de Recherche pour L'exploitation de la Mer, France
  • Aalborg Universitet, Denmark
  • Dipartimento di Biologia, Italy
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy
  • Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
  • Gollaschconsulting, Germany
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France
  • Bangor University, United Kingdom
  • Klaipedos Universitetas, Lithuania
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
  • Instytut Oceanologii - Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen, Netherlands
  • Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, United Kingdom
  • Universita Degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
  • Université de Rouen, France
  • Community of European Shipyards Associations asbl, Belgium
  • Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia
  • Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale OGS, Italy
  • Institut fuer Ostseeforschung Warnemuende an der Universitaet Rostock, Germany
  • Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
  • Funding and Support

    European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)