Pandora Project


The NAFC Marine Centre is a partner in the multi-national PANDORA Project.


PANDORA: Paradigm for Novel Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments


In cooperation with regional stakeholders, the PANDORA project aims to:

  • provide new biological knowledge on fish and ecosystems.
  • build more robust tools to assess future fish stocks.
  • improve science-based advice to fisheries management.
  • create ‘Pandora‘s Box of Tools’ for assessments and practitioners.
NAFC's Role in Pandora content

NAFC's Role in Pandora

The NAFC Marine Centre is leading the North-Western European Shelf regional case study, one of five geographical case studies within the Pandora project.

This case-study is focussed on developing data collection methods for the crews of pelagic fishing boats to self-sample catches of herring, mackerel and blue whiting. The data collected will contribute to informing science and management of these commercially important stocks.

To deliver this NAFC is working in close partnership with the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) and Marine Scotland Science as well as individual pelagic fishing boats.

Project Details content

Project Details

Start Date: 1st May 2018

Finish Date: 30th April 2022

Project Value: €5.6 million

Project Coordinator: DTU Aqua, Copenhagen, Denmark

Project Partners: PANDORA is a cooperation of 25 project partners from 11 European countries; comprising 8 universities, 11 national laboratories, and 6 industry and advisory bodies. See the PANDORA website for a full list of partners.

Funders: The PANDORA project receives funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement number 773713) and is scheduled to run from May 2018 to April 2022.

Further Information content