Project Description
DARKER SKY is an Interreg North Sea project which aims to reduce light pollution and increase biodiversity and ecological connectivity in the North Sea region (France, Germany, the Netherlands & Denmark) by providing municipalities and ports with innovative measurement, monitoring and co-design methods to implement environmentally sound and energy efficient light reduction for the benefit of biodiversity and communities. DARKER SKY is based on light modifications done at 9 demonstrator sites, which means that the project is divided into three phases: 1. 2023: Framework for experimentation 2. 2024-2025: Testing and evaluation of demonstrator sites 3. 2025-2026: Dissemination of lighting solutions DARKER SKY has a budget of €4.2 million, 60% of which is co-funded by the Interreg North Sea programme (ERDF funds).
Project Contact

Contact Email: Enora.Morin@univ-brest.fr

Project Details

Principal Investigator : Université de Bretagne Occidentale

Project Duration : 42 Months

Project Status : Active

Collaborating institutions

  • Brest Métropole
  • Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Landmakers Cooperation U.A
  • Municipality of Heerenveen
  • Van Hall Larenstein Fondation
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority
  • Niedersachsen Ports GmbH + Co. KG
  • Common Wadden Sea Secretariat
  • University of Groningen
  • Aarhus University

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