Task groups

All about our task groups

SUDOANG is structured around 8 Task Groups (TGs), each Task Group led by a partner, with the contribution of the other partners. To achieve their objectives, the TGs are organized around several Activities, whose main result is a Product. As the project progresses, these products will be available by clicking on the links below.

In the TG Data Collection, all data on the eel and its habitat will be compiled in a database, which will be displayed in a user-friendly and attractive way, in the format of an eel atlas. Such data will be standardised by the TG Eel Monitoring Transnational Network, which will produce common protocols and templates and organise training seminars for those responsible for field and laboratory work. In the TG Estimation of Mortality caused by barriers, the task group will prepare an interactive map with the barriers that most impact the eel stock, in order to establish priorities in actions to improve river continuity. The Recruitment TG will use and adapt the GEREM model to estimate the entry of glass eels into river basins. By comparing these values with the escapement estimates, it will be possible to establish input/output balances during the eel continental phase. The Escapement TG will estimate the biomass of silver eels leaving the river basins to breed. The interactive web application will bring together the maps and tools developed by other TGs of the project. The TG Intersectoral and Intergovernmental Dialogue will explore new management approaches to address the administrative complexity of managing the species, with the focus on jointly building the eel governance platform.

Data collection

Led by AZTI

Objective

To build the database to supply the models.

Activities

Construct a spatial database with the environmental and geographical characteristics of the rivers

Protocol and template for river data collection

Database of rivers in the SUDOE area

Compile information on the eel in the SUDOE zone

Tool to automatically import and update data

Create the atlas on eel distribution and abundance

Seminar

Eel database

Estimation of barrier-related mortality

Led by AFB

Objective

Estimate the impact of the turbines and compare it with the results of the silver eel biomass.

Activities

Defining the data to be collected

Data collection manual

Conceptual and physical database model

Estimate barrier-related mortality

Database collection and storage

Report on estimates of barrier-related mortality

Manual to estimating barrier-related mortality

Create an interactive map

Interactive map

Recruitment

Led by IRSTEA

Objective

Estimate the recruitment and exploitation rate at three spatial scales: SUDOE area, regions and river basins.

Activities

Estimate recruitment

Technical report: data inventory

Technical report: application of the GEREM model

Results transfer

Scientific article

Attending international symposiums and WGEEL

Escapement

Led by AFB

Objective

Estimate the silver eel biomass in the SUDOE area.

Activities

Estimate escapement

Report

Transfer results of implementation of the model

Scientific article

Produce a silvering model for the SUDOE area

Map of silver eel in the SUDOE zone

Interactive web application

Led by INRA

Objective

Prepare the interactive website.

Activities

Creating an interface to show the population pressures and status indicators

Map with status indicators

Map with pressure indicators

Piot basin map

Creating an interface to display the management scenarios

Tool that shows the management scenarios

Transferingf the tool developed

Seminar

Eel stock monitoring transnational network

Led by FCUL

Objective

Create an eel monitoring network in the SUDOE area to monitor the status of the population in a harmonised way, using standardised methods for data collection.

Activities

Installing an eel pass in the River Nivelle

Setting up a recruitment series for the River Nivelle

Implementing an eel stock monitoring network

Database of SUDOE pilot basins

Intersectoral and intergovernmental dialogue

Led by the Lonxanet Foundation

Objective

Reinforce the cooperation between the stakeholders involved in the governance of the eel and its habitat.

Activities

Strategic communication to raise awareness

Inforgraphics and videoclip

Tools for improving dialogue

Training course on dialogue tools

Workshops on good governance (2)

Governance platform

Led by the Lonxanet Foundation

Objective

Propose the structure and composition of the eel governance platform.

Activities

Proposal for the future governance platform

Proposed structure and composition of the platform

Recommendations guide

Driving the implementation of the governance platform

Presentation of the platform