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Biodiversity Building Blocks for policy

Objective

The world is changing rapidly; climate change, land use change, pollution and natural resource exploitation are creating a global crisis for biodiversity whose magnitude and dynamics are hard to quantify. Decision makers at all levels need uptodate information from which to evaluate policy options. For this reason rapid, reliable, repeatable monitoring of biodiversity data is needed at all scales from local to global. Only by leveraging large volumes of data, advanced modelling techniques and powerful computing tools can we hope to synthesize these data within timescales that are relevant to policy.
Data on biodiversity come from a diverse range of sources, citizen scientists, museums, herbaria and researchers are all major contributors, but increasingly new technologies are being deployed, such as automatic sensors, camera traps, eDNA and satellite tracking. Integrating these data is a major challenge, but is necessary if we are to create dependable information on biodiversity change. B3 will use the concept of data cubes to simplify and standardize access to biodiversity data using the Essential Biodiversity Variables framework. These cubes will be used, in conjunction with other environmental data and scenarios, as the basis for models and indicators of past, current and future biodiversity.
The overarching goal of the project is to provide easy access to tools in a cloud computing environment, in real-time and on-demand, with state of the art prediction models of biodiversity, that will output models and indicators of biodiversity status and change. The project envisages a future where primary biodiversity data are seamlessly integrated into monitoring and forecasting such that policy and management can proactively respond to problems while at the same time reduce the costs of monitoring and management, and the negative impacts of biodiversity change.

Coordinator

AGENTSCHAP PLANTENTUIN MEISE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 015 860,00
Address
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 622 795,00
Address
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 784 295,00
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 271 975,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 738 180,00
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen

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Region
Gießen Gießen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA OVIDIUS DIN CONSTANTA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 41 275,00
Address
Mamaia Avenue 124
900527 Constanta

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Constanţa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 124 880,00
Address
Rhodes Drive Newlands Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Claremont
7735 Cape Town

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 335 540,00
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 174 550,25
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13a
1111 Sofia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 74 807,25
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 313 387,50
Address
Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 172 275,00
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 183 513,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kingsbury Drive
3086 La Trobe University

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00