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Conservation Genetic Resources for Effective Species Survival

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244250

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 140 421

  • EU contribution

    € 991 810,09

Coordinated by:

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

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.

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

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 46 317,09

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 121 000

FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 67 045

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 66 630

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 100

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 39 411

Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 36 478

STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 23 379

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 562

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 114 191

USTAV BIOLOGIE OBRATLOVCU AV CR, V.V.I.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 34 240

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244250

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 140 421

  • EU contribution

    € 991 810,09

Coordinated by:

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom