EuropaBONs mission is to overcome existing data gaps and workflow bottlenecks by designing an EU-wide framework for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystem services.
EuropaBON aims to engage users at the regional, national and European level to identify the data needs of policies and targets aligned with the new European Green Deal.
EuropaBON is coordinated by the project coordinator Henrique Pereira, the scientific coordinator Jessica Junker and the administrative coordinator Karolin Dietrich at MLU.
PI: Henrique Pereira
WPs/Tasks: Project coordination (lead), EuropaBON showcases: from observations to policy support tools (lead)
PI: Ian McCallum
WPs/Tasks: Stakeholder engagement (lead)
PI: Lluís Brotons
WPs/Tasks: Assessment of existing monitoring capability in Europe (lead)
PI: W. Daniel Kissling
WPs/Tasks: Co-Design of monitoring system (lead)
PI: Ingolf Kühn
PI: Aletta Bonn
WPs/Tasks: User & policy needs assessment; Co-design of monitoring system
PI: Bruno Smets
WPs/Tasks: Stakeholder engagement, Assessment of existing monitoring capability in Europe, Co-Design of monitoring system (support)
PI: Anne Lyche Solheim
WPs/Tasks: Synergies with the Water Framework Directive (lead)
PI: Pedro Beja
WPs/Tasks: Identification of monitoring gaps (lead)
PI: Pavel Stoev
WPs/Tasks: Knowledge Management, Communication and Dissemination (lead)
PI: Simon Potts
WPs/Tasks: Cost-effectiveness analysis of monitoring schemes, Benefits of a EuropaBON (lead)
PI: Leho Tedersoo
WPs/Tasks: Assessment of existing monitoring capability in Europe, Co-Design of monitoring system (support)
PI: Roy H. A. van Grunsven
WPs/Tasks: Assessment of existing monitoring capability in Europe (support)
Co-lead: Gabriela Popova (Pensoft)
Co-lead: Aletta Bonn (UFZ)
Co-lead: Pedro Beja (ICETA)
Co-leads: Maria Azeredo de Dornelas (USTAN) & Tom Breeze (UREAD)
Co-leads: Anne Lyche Solheim (NIVA) & Cesar Capinha (IGOT UL)
T1.1 Karolin Dietrich/ Henrique Pereira/ Jessi Junker
T1.2 Christian Langer
T1.3 Henrique Pereira/ Jessi Junker
T2.1 Ian McCallum/ Juliette Martin
T2.2 Aletta Bonn/ Postdoc
T2.3 Inian Moorthy/ Juliette Martin
T2.4 Joachim Maes
T3.1 Lluis Brotons
T3.2 Pedro Beja
T3.3 Lluis Brotons
T3.4 Tom Breeze
T4.1 Henrique Pereira/ Laetitia Navarro/ Nestor Fernandez
T4.2 Maria Dornelas/ Cher Chow
T4.3 W. Daniel Kissling/ Postdoc
T4.4 Tom Breeze
T5.1 Lluis Brotons
T5.2 Helge Bruelheide
T5.3 Anne Lyche Solheim
T5.4 Carlos Guerra/ Henrique Pereira
T5.5 César Capinha
T5.6 Nestor Fernandez/ Henrique Pereira
WP1 oversees the coordination and management of the project. Stakeholder engagement (WP2) is the hub of the project in which identified critical stakeholders will be engaged into assessment (WP3) and co-design (WP4) processes of the project, as well as in drafting policy support (WP5).
Illustration of work packages and tasks and how they link/interrelate.
While WP2 is the ‘heart’ of EuropaBON, WP3 and WP4 will deliver on the call. Drawing on the user needs identified in WP2, WP3 assesses different sources for existing biodiversity monitoring data in Europe to identify their current gaps and bottlenecks in terms of thematic content, spatial and temporal coverage, data flows and availability, as well as cost-effectiveness. WP4 builds on WP3 to deliver a new design for biodiversity monitoring in Europe, by improving existing monitoring schemes to become more representative, maximize benefits and become better integrated into wider biodiversity policy.
The new design will close existing temporal, spatial and thematic data gaps by integrating multiple monitoring sources with EBV modelling and various new technologies at national and European level, in dialogue with major stakeholders. The policy examples showcased in WP5 will demonstrate how EuropaBON could contribute to various major environmental policies of the EU by using the new design from WP4. The work in WP3-5 is always developed in a dialog with stakeholders facilitated by WP2 to assess whether the deliverables produced by the project meet the user requirements. Ultimately a coalition with key stakeholders will be formed to trigger the establishment of ToR for a Biodiversity Monitoring Coordination Center to implement EuropaBON after the project ends.