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EUMON: EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest

Objective

To halt the decline of biodiversity by 2010 is one of the most important objectives of the European Community Biodiversity Strategy. Despite of considerable effort was put into conservation of threatened species and habitats on European and national level in recent years, no monitoring system that is able to check whether this goal has been reached, is implemented. The reason for this is not a lack of methods to measure biodiversity or missing monitoring programs, but a lack of a EU framework, that standardize, focus and coordinate existing monitoring programs towards this objective. The EUMON project will provide this framework by comparing existing methods and monitoring schemes of species and habitats of community interests. The most successful methods in terms of cost effectiveness, regional robustness will be selected and tested for their European wide applicability. EUMON will pay special attention that existing monitoring programs can incorporate these methods and will give recommendation how new and successful monitoring programs can be established. Special consideration for implementing monitoring programs will be paid by studying the social effects of monitoring regimes, because the relationship between amateurs and professionals are meant to be most important for implementing a successful monitoring regime. The establishing of the NATURA 2000 network is one of the main actions on a EU level to halt biodiversity loss. Therefore it is a prerequisite to evaluate its ability to maintain biodiversity. Additionally EUMON will develop methods to name the responsibility of EU Member states for the species and habitats of Community interests living under their protection. For information and to give policy advise a comprehensive database on monitoring schemes and recommended methods will be made accessible by an internet portal to the end users - scientists, policy makers, decision makers and nature conservators on EU, national and regional levels

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SSP-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH
Address
Permoser Str. 15
Leipzig
Germany

Participants (15)

CENTER ZA KARTOGRAFIJO FAVNE IN FLORE
Slovenia
Address
Antoliciceva 1
Miklavz Na Dravskem Polju
DE VLINDERSTICHTING
Netherlands
Address
Mennonietenweg 10
Wageningen
ESTONIAN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Address
Kreutzwaldi 64
Tartu
INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY OF VILNIUS UNIVERSITY
Lithuania
Address
Akademijos 2
Vilnius
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY (UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI)
Poland
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
Krakow
KLAIPEDA UNIVERSITY
Lithuania
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
Klaipeda
MUSUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Address
Rue Cuvier, 57
Paris
SLOVENIAN FORESTRY INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Vecna Pot 2
Ljubljana
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Tungasletta 2
Trondheim
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
4, Place Jussieu
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN
Hungary
Address
Egyetem-tr 1
Debrecen
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Old Shire Hall, Old Elvet
Durham
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS, GREECE
Greece
Address
University Campus-panepistimioupolis-rion
Patras
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI, FILOZOFSKA FAKULTETA
Slovenia
Address
Askerceva 2
Ljubljana
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER, SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
Address
Novi Trg 2
Ljubljana