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Developing a Knowledge Network for EUropean expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services to inform policy making economic sectors

Objective

Knowledge about biodiversity and ecosystem services is well advanced in the European scientific community, as demonstrated by many excellent projects and their scientific impact. However, on the global as well as the European scale, there is a failure to communicate the knowledge gained into the policy-making process and society as a whole. Such communication efforts, must ensure that all relevant knowledge is accessible and that all existing biodiversity research communities and other knowledge holders are involved in a network structure that is linked to decision making bodies.
The overall objective of the project is thus to develop a recommended design for a scientific biodiversity Network of Knowledge (NoK) to inform policy-makers and other societal actors. This network shall be open, transparent, flexible, equally accessible to all, independent, be scientifically- and evidence-based and have a robust structure. It will develop links to relevant clients to support the science-society interface in Europe and beyond.
To achieve this, the project brings together expertise from all major biodiversity research fields (in the consortium and beyond). Beginning with mapping the biodiversity knowledge landscape in Europe (WP1), the project will develop a prototype NoK, involving a wide number of institutions and networks in biodiversity research and policy (WP2). This prototype will then be used as a vehicle to carry out case studies in relevant policy fields (agriculture, biodiversity conservation, marine issues) in order to test and trial its functioning and effectiveness (WP3). The experience gained will be evaluated by an additional expert group within the project (WP4) in order to provide input for developing a recommended design for a potential future Network of Knowledge (WP5). WP6 takes care of project management, and will ensure international cooperation and the proper communication with potential clients of the network and the research community.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 260 264
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)

Participants (18)

MTA OKOLOGIAI ES BOTANIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Alkotmany Utica 2-4
2163 Vacratot
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edit Kovács-Láng (Prof.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 711
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Nicholas Carss (Dr.)
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 40 660
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Ninane (Mr.)
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
João Coimbra (Prof.)
STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 3 210
Address
Landsdiep 4
1797 SZ Den Hoorn Texel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maarten A. Van Arkel (Mr.)
FONDATION FRANCAISE POUR LA RECHERCHE SUR LA BIODIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 105 716
Address
Rue Saint Jacques 195
75005 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claude-Anne Gauthier (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 91 592
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rob Jongman (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 97 156
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wrbka (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 26 750
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jiska Van Dijk (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 330
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez-Arroyo (Mr.)
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 27 071
Address
Karolina Ut 29
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edit Kovács-Láng (Prof.)
STICHTING EUROPEES CENTRUM VOOR NATUURBESCHERMING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 530
Address
Reitseplein 3
5037 AA Tilburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lawrence Jones-Walters (Dr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 260
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Davey (Ms.)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 43 870
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Veronique Biunkens (Ms.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 21 400
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Georg Rebernig (Mr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 47 829
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Koski (Ms.)
BOTANICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & CONSERVATION CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Upper Fitzwilliam Street 26
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Martin (Dr.)
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 17 120
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Mees (Dr.)