Project Details


AMBER seeks to apply adaptive management to the operation of barriers in European rivers to achieve a more effective and efficient restoration of stream connectivity. To do this, we are developing tools, models, and toolkits that will allow hydropower companies and river managers to maximize benefits and minimize ecological impacts. This will improve energy security, help protect jobs, and boost European competitiveness, particularly in rural economies.

This project will also help protect global biodiversity in rivers by decreasing fragmentation, promoting habitat connectivity, and evaluating the merits of different restoration actions through developed tools.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources
Swansea University, UK (coordinator)
Durham University, UK
University of Southampton, UK
University of Highlands and Islands, UK
University College Cork, Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland
World Fish Migration Foundation, The Netherlands
Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
The Stanisław Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute, Poland
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering, Italy
Conservatoire National du Saumon Sauvage, France
WWF Schweiz, Schwitzerland
Ingenieurbüro Kauppert, Germany
Uniper, Germany
Innogy SE, Germany
European Commission DG JRC – Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy
Electricité de France

The project is funded by EU Horizon 2020. 

Research area: Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology
Effective start/end date01/07/201630/09/2020


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