The COLUMBUS Consortium is made up of 25 Partners across 14 countries and has been specifically designed to address the call topic and achieve the intended impacts. The Consortium is a balanced, multidisciplinary partnership, containing Pan-European organisations which represent a broad constituency of stakeholders in the marine and maritime areas.

COLUMBUS brings together a new extended multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary, transnational partnership with the experience, strategic positioning and track record in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve the ambitious impacts of the call topic. Understanding that strategic changes are needed in how the marine and maritime community interact and collaborate for mutual benefit, the partnership has been constructed to represent all aspects of the research lifecycle (funding bodies, researchers, communications experts and end-users) and all regional sea basins in Europe.

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ICES is an intergovernmental organization whose main objective is to increase the scientific knowledge of the marine environment and its living resources and to use this knowledge to provide advice to competent authorities. ICES Science and Advice considers both how human activities affect marine ecosystems and how ecosystems affect human activities. In this way, ICES ensures that best available science is accessible for decision-makers to make informed choices on the sustainable use of the marine environment and ecosystems. ICES is a network of more than 4000 scientists from almost 300 institutes, with 1600 scientists participating in activities annually. 

Contact person: Adi Kellerman



Competence Node support for Fisheries. Participating across the project in Work Packages 2 to 7.

Profile of staff engaged in the project:

Wojciech WawrzynskiDr Wojciech Wawrzynski ICES Deputy Head of Science; PhD Economist, University of Gdansk, Poland; Member of the European Economic Association, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, European Association of Fisheries Economists and the International Arctic Social Sciences Association. Wojciech has studied the effectiveness of financial mechanisms for research and innovation and has extensive experience in European science cooperation and science-policy projects. He has has participated in numerous EU funded projects: POLMARF, EUROCEANS, MARIFISH and COFASP ERA-NETs, 4SEAS, STAGES, MARCOM (and several others co-funded from outside the Framework Programme financial streams).


Adi KellermannDr Adi Kellermann The Head of Science Programme in the ICES Secretariat. He has extensive experience from externally funded projects, including national funding (i.a., data bases, wind farming), EC funded projects (e.g., COSA, Profet Policy) and overseas funded projects (e.g., US National Science Foundation, Lighthouse Foundation), either as project leader, initiator or participant. His scientific work focused on biological oceanography in the Southern Ocean for eleven years, including participation in the international BIOMASS Programme and intense cooperation with Brazil, the UK, the US, Poland and Russia between 1981- 1991. He has spent twelve years as senior science manager in Germany s largest (marine) National Park. A major activity was the design, implementation and coordination of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Program (TMAP) in the European Wadden Sea (1992-2004).


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