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European Biodiversity Observation Network; a project to design and test a biodiversity observation system integrated in time and space

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212322

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 435 299,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 701 985,10

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

Objective

The key challenge addressed in the present proposal is to develop a biodiversity observation system that is transmissible, cost effective and provides added value to the currently independent data sources of in situ data and EO. There are three requirements: the production of protocols to enable extant data to be placed on a common framework for analysis; the provision of a sound scientific conceptual basis for the system that will provide a robust statistical structure for analytical tests and for the eventual estimates of stock and change and the provision of a system for estimating past change and monitoring as well as enabling forecasting of future options so that policy makers can generate appropriate strategies for mitigation. The present consortium has a major advantage in that the framework is based on existing institutional collaboration which has been developed in the EU project ALTERNET. This framework will ensure continuity of recording and shows an existing commitments of the institutes concerned to long term monitoring. It will also provide the necessary structure for integration of available data.. This network already has long term data sets for biodiversity indicators eg butterflies and birds but the ambition is to convert these from site specific measures through inter-calibration to the wider European picture, using tried and tested statistical procedures. The key work package will involve inter-calibration between EO and in situ data,which will involve habitats that can be linked to specific biodiversity indicators. These will be identified using a conceptual framework developed in another work package. The target is to provide a basis for up and down scaling that can be tested to show the added value of integration. Other work packages will provide protocols to place data onto a common framework tests of validation and stratification procedures for assessing the consistency of data coverage.

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 522 811

Administrative Contact

Robert Jongman (Dr.)

Participants (17)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 156 573

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 231 670,50

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 181 680

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 142 501

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 58 800

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 162 030

INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR EN BOSONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 207 200

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 86 400

ISRAEL NATURE AND NATIONAL PARKS PROTECTION AUTHORITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 97 900,20

STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 137 190

INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 302 926

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 78 000

EESTI MAAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 74 400

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 200

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 93 591,60

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 41 038,80

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 54 073

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212322

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 435 299,80

  • EU contribution

    € 2 701 985,10

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

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