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Conservation Genetic Resources for Effective Species Survival

Objective

Genetic biodiversity is recognised by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the EC Biodiversity Strategy as one of three essential elements of living diversity, yet it is poorly represented at the policy level, compared to the two other components, species and ecosystems. The CONGRESS consortium aims to rectify this situation by delivering dissemination tools which policy makers and conservation managers can conveniently use to incorporate genetic biodiversity into their policy framework. The six work packages of this project fall into two components. The first component comprises WPs 1 – 5 which will provide a one-stop, community-enabled web portal, including the following components. WP1 concerns web portal design and construction. WP2 will provide databases on academics and professional end-users, publications and genetic data for key European species of conservation concern. WP3 will provide a simulation tool for biodiversity managers to assess the power of genetic data to reveal processes which may result in genetic erosion. WP4 will provide a decision matrix module to allow end-users to establish optimal policy and management options given the genetic data which have been produced. WP5 will provide a knowledge pack and information leaflets, translated into the main European languages, which can be assembled into a manual. The second component is WP6, which comprises a series of dissemination and exchange workshops carried out across the European Union, including a transborder workshop and hands-on demonstration meeting in Eastern Europe. CONGRESS will integrate and enhance these work packages by using the workshops as forums to discuss the contents of the portal and will be guided by an end-user advisory group, who will oversee the development of these tools and ensure their utility for the community who will benefit from them.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 149 812
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)

Participants (12)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 99 645
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 46 317,09
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad-Ruiz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 000
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 045
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Viola (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 66 630
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carla Biondi (Prof.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 100
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ilse Storch (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 39 411
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 478
Address
Koningin Astridplein 26
2018 Antwerpen
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johan Leroy (Mr.)
STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 23 379
Address
Darwinweg 2
2333CR Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Willem Arntzen (Dr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 562
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Alan Nichols (Prof.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 114 191
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Dr.)
USTAV BIOLOGIE OBRATLOVCU AV CR, V.V.I.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 34 240
Address
Kvetna 8
CZ-60365 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Zdenka Zalkova (Ms.)