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EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network

Objective

Sustainable governance of our biological resources requires reliable scientific knowledge that meets the needs of society. Current biodiversity observation systems and environmental datasets are unbalanced in coverage and not integrated, limiting integrative analyses and implementation of environmental policies.
EU BON presents an innovative approach towards integration of biodiversity information systems from on-ground to remote sensing data, for addressing policy and information needs in a timely and customized manner. EU BON will provide integration between social networks of science and policy and technological networks of interoperating IT infrastructures, resulting in a new open-access platform for sharing biodiversity data and tools, and greatly advance biodiversity knowledge in Europe. EU BON’s 30 partners from 18 countries are members of networks of biodiversity data-holders, monitoring organisations, and leading scientific institutions. EU BON will build on existing components, in particular GBIF, LifeWatch infrastructures, and national biodiversity data centres.
EU BON will 1) enable greater interoperability of data layers and systems through adoption of new standards; 2) advance data integration by new (modelling) technologies; 3) increase data mobilisation via scientific communities, citizen scientists, and potential data users; 4) develop strategies for future harmonizing and mainstreaming of biodiversity recording and monitoring; 5) improve analytical tools and services interpreting biodiversity data; 6) support the science-policy interface by timely information and scenario development; 7) link integrated, customized information to relevant stakeholders, and 8) strengthen overall European capacities and infrastructures for environmental information management. EU BON’s deliverables include a comprehensive “European Biodiversity Portal” for all stakeholder communities, and strategies for a global implementation of GEO BON and supporting IPBES.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN
Address
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 319 440
Administrative Contact
Christoph Häuser (Dr.)

Participants (31)

TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 221 080
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Int (Ms.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 422 040
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannele Juvaste (Dr.)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 296 640
Address
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
éamonn ó Tuama (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 858,80
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 876 927,70
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 525 176,76
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno álvarez (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 759,20
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 282 629,20
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Saint-Cricq (Ms.)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 379 280
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lyubomir Penev (Prof.)
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Haase (Dr.)
VIZZUALITY SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 131 018,12
Address
Calle Arroyo De Los Combos 49
28939 Arroyomolinos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier De La Torre (Mr.)
FISHBASE INFORMATION & RESEARCH GROUP INC
Philippines
EU contribution
€ 258 592,40
Address
Irri G S Khush Hall College
4031 Los Banos Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Ann Bimbao (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 253 751
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stelios Kastrinakis (Mr.)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 256 620,38
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gemma Maldar (Ms.)
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 260 832
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Walter Berendsohn (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 217 808
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 306 682,40
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patricia Mergen (Dr.)
PLAZI GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 168 624
Address
Zinggstrasse 16
3007 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donat Agosti (Dr.)
GLUECAD LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 181 828,80
Address
Hantke Street 39
31037 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Israel Peer (Mr.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 203,40
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claire Froomberg (Mrs.)
FUNDACAO AMAZONICA DE DEFESA DA BIOSFERA ASSOCIACAO PRIVADA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 121 280
Address
Rua Dos Crisantemos 70
69083 231 Manaus
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
William Ernest Magnusson (Dr.)
NATURHISTORISKA RIKSMUSEET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 304 160
Address
Frescativägen 40
SE 114 18 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fredrik Ronquist (Prof.)
CENTRUM BIOLOGIE RASTLIN A BIODIVERZITY SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 143 782
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
845 23 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karol Marhold (Prof.)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 138 660,80
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denis Boglio (Mr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 113 084
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Solveig Bakken (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 021,50
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Duccio Rocchini (Dr.)
TERRADATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 288
Address
Localita Campo Al Ciotolo 2 Bis
58025 Monterotondo Marittimo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Ferretti (Dr.)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 17 748
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Dellantonio (Ms.)
WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 756,52
Address
Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alex Gee (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 171,15
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María D. Suárez Ortega (Prof.)
SIMBIOTICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 122 061,87
Address
Calle Ponzano 69 4 Puerta 7
28005 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David González (Mr.)