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ALARM ALARM provides coherent scenarios of socio-economic, climate, land-use and other biodievrsity-relevant trends, exploring the framework conditions for biodiversity pressures. An innovative element of the ALARM prject is the combination of long term t
Page: ALTER-Net
ALTER-Net ALTER-Net's main objective is to achieve lasting integration amongst its 24 partner institutes, and others, all of whom are involved in biodiversity research, monitoring and/or communication. By the end of the project, ALTER-Net should have brou


Page: BABE
BABE A major first objective of the BABE project will be to make a genetic inventory of the European honeybees to identify native honeybee populations by their differences in DNA. This will show the regional variation that exists in European bees. This ba
BESAFE In order to protect biodiversity, policy makers increasingly require demonstration of its value. BESAFE will use case studies to investigate how much importance people attribute to alternative arguments for the protection of biodiversity and in par
Page: BioAssess
BioAssess The main purpose of BioAssess- the Biodiversity Assessment Tools Project- was to develop biodiversity indicators- or "biodiversity assessment tools" - that could be used to rapidly assess biodiversity. In addition, the BioAssess project aimed to
Page: BioCASE
BioCASE The Biological Collection Access Service for Europe, BioCASE, is a transnational network of biological collections of all kinds. BioCASE enables widespread unified access to distributed and heterogeneous European collection and observational datab
Page: BiodivERsA2
BiodivERsA2 The loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems are major scientific and societal challenges. Addressing them and providing scientific support to policy requires a coherent research framework, with coordinated strategies and program
BIOECON The main focus of BIOECON was to promote research that (a) furthers our understanding of the anthropocentric causes of biodiversity depletion and b) provides policy prescriptions on how the conservation of biodiversity can be reconciled with econo
BIOFORUM The purpose of the BIOFORUM project is to reduce the conflict between the conservation of biodiversity and economic development bioforumlogo.gif Reducing the conflict between biodiversity conservation and economic development The purpose of the B
Page: BioFresh
BioFresh A major challenge is to complement the existing databases on freshwater biodiversity and distribution patterns, along with strict quality controls, to consent the continuous integration of new data. Within BioFresh, these data will be linked with
Page: BioHab
BioHab The key achievement of the BioHab project is the development of a standardised field recording system for Europe, involving about 100 habitat categories, that transcends the need for specialist knowledge. It will be able to provide valid, statistic
BIOMAN The BIOMAN project looked at how biodiversity in shallow lakes, a habitat threatened throughout Europe, is affected by environmental conditions and human impacts. We wanted to develop an index that could track how biodiversity and nature value of s
BIOMOT Can economic methods to assess the value of biodiversity be improved such that they reach out to what really motivates action? Can alternative approaches be developed that lie closer to what connects people to nature and can appeal to their actions
Page: BioPlatform
BioPlatform BioPlatform is a network of scientists and policy makers that aims at improving the effectiveness and relevance of European biodiversity research, fulfilling functions that provide significant components of a European Research Area. bioplatfor
Page: BioScene
BioScene For centuries agriculture has played a multifunctional role in sustaining mountain biodiversity in Europe through the management of habitats, species and landscapes. With significant agricultural adjustment and contraction now in prospect, there
Page: BioScore
BioScore BioScore offers you a European biodiversity impact assessment tool. The tool contains indicator values on the ecological preferences of more than 1000 species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, butterflies, dragonflies, aquatic macro-


CASCADE CASCADE: (CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation?) project will investigate and analyze a range of dryland ecosystems in southern Europe to obtain a better understanding of sudden shifts in drylands that may lead
Page: Completed Projects
Completed projects - most recently modified pages listed first Completed Projects
Page: ConGRESS
ConGRESS ConGRESS (Conservation Genetic Resources for Effective Species Survival) is an EU consortium dedicated to transferring current knowledge in conservation genetics and in the analysis of genetic variation data to management professionals and policy
Page: Contact
Contact European Commission contact point: Sofie Vandewoestijne Policy Officer - Biodiversity and Ecosystems Unit DI-3 Management of Natural Resources Office address: CDMA 03/172 Directorate General for Research European Commission Mailing address: Europe
Page: CoralFISH
CoralFISH CoralFISH is assessing the interaction between corals, fish and fisheries, in order to develop monitoring and predictive modelling tools for ecosystem based management in the deep waters of Europe and beyond. Coralfishlogo.jpg Ecosystem-based ma



EBONE The key challenge of EBONE, supported by the European Commission under FP7 Contribution to a global biodiversity observation system, is to is to develop a biodiversity observation system that is transmissible, cost effective and provides added value
Page: EcoChange
EcoChange The final goal is to provide data, scenarios and associated confidence limits so that policy markers and land managers can use them for anticipating societal problems and for designing sustainable conservation strategies by accounting the most l




HERMIONE From the polar waters of the Arctic to the warm seas of the Mediterranean, Europe has almost 90,000 km of coastline. Underneath the waves our seas are home to some of the most spectacular ecosystems on Earth. Ecosystems such as cold-water coral r
Page: HighArcs
HighArcs HighARCS has completed a detailed multidisciplinary situation analysis of highland aquatic resources, focused on values, livelihoods, conservation issues and wise-use options at five sites in Asia. HighArcs.JPG Highland Aquatic Resources Conserva
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biota_logo.jpg Research carried out within the BIOTA cluster is the European scientific response to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, and aims to determine and promote strategic approaches to the conservation of
Page: HUNT
HUNT The general scientific objectives of HUNT, supported by the European Commission under FP7 Biodiversity values, sustainable use and livelihoods, are to use hunting as a lens through which to examine the wider issue of how people interact with biodiver


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Page: KNEU
KNEU The overall objective of the project is to develop a recommended design for a scientific biodiversity Network of Knowledge (NoK) to inform policy-makers and other societal actors. Creating a network of knowledge for biodiversity and ecosystem service


Page: LiveDiverse
LiveDiverse The general scientific objectives of LiveDiverse, supported by the European Commission under FP7 Biodiversity values, sustainable use and livelihoods, are to develop new knowledge on the interactions between human livelihoods and biodiversity


MIDTAL The purpose of MIDTAL is to support the common fisheries policy to aid the national monitoring agencies by providing new rapid tools for the identification of toxic algae and their toxins so that they can comply with ECC directive 91/1491/CEE that



ODEMM The overall aim of the ODEMM project is to develop a set of fully-costed ecosystem management options that would deliver the objectives of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Habitats Directive, the European Commission Blue Book and the Gui
Page: Ongoing Projects
Ongoing projects - most recently modified pages listed first Ongoing Projects
Page: OpenNESS
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Page: OPERAs
OPERAs OPERAs (Operational Potential of Ecosystems Research Applications) aims to improve understanding of how applying ES/NC concepts in managing ecosystems contributes to human well-being in different social-ecological systems in inland and coastal zone


PALMS The general scientific objectives of PALMS, supported by the European Commission under FP7 Use of natural resources: the impact on biodiversity, ecosystem, goods and services, are to study the effect of extraction and trade of palms on forest in the
PERSEUS perseuslogo.gif Policy-orientated marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas (PERSEUS) is a research project that assesses the dual impact of human activity and natural pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Seas. PERSEUS merge
Page: Projects



REFRESH REFRESH is concerned with the development of a system that will enable water managers to design cost-effective restoration programmes for freshwater ecosystems at the local and catchment scales that account for the expected future impacts of clima
ROBIN ROBIN is an EU-funded project running for four years from November 2011. It will provide information for policy, together with resource use options, under scenarios of socio-economic and climate change. ROBIN logo.jpg Role of Biodiversity in Climate


Page: SALSEA-Merge
SALSEA-Merge SALSEA-Merge will deliver innovation in the areas of: genetic stock identification techniques; new genetic marker development; fine scale estimates of growth on a weekly and monthly basis; the use of novel high seas pelagic trawling technolog
SCALES SCALES will seek ways to build the issue of scale into policy and decision-making and biodiversity management. It will advance our knowledge of how anthropogenic and natural processes interact across scales and affect biodiversity. Scales.JPG Secur
SESAME The general scientific objectives of SESAME IP, supported by the European Commission, are to assess and predict changes in the Mediterranean and Black Sea ecosystems as well as changes in the ability of these ecosystems to provide goods and service
SOILSERVICE The general scientific objectives of SOILSERVICE, supported by the European Commission under FP7 Contribution of biodiversity to ecosystem services, are to value soil biodiversity through the impact on ecosystem services and propose how these
SPIRAL The overall aim of SPIRAL is to enhance the connectivity between biodiversity research and policy making in order to improve the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. spiral_LOGO__final.jpg Interfacing Biodiversity and Policy Biodiversi
Page: STEP
STEP The project Status and Trends in European Pollinators (STEP) will document the nature and extent of these declines, examine functional traits associated with particular risk, develop a Red List of some European pollinator groups, in particular bees a




VECTORS VECTORS aims to improve our understanding of how environmental and man-made factors are impacting marine ecosystems now and how they will do so in the future. The project will also examine how these changes will affect the range of goods and servi