The EuropaBON WP3 has set up a web-based database to collect/record the main current biodiversity data workflows across Europe. This database will map how biodiversity data collected in monitoring schemes across Europe flows through different institutions and programs and gets processed to produce Essential Biodiversity Variables and other EU policy-relevant indicators. Some examples of EU level biodiversity data workflows are the reporting of the Habitats and the Water Framework Directives, the Wild Bird Indicators produced in the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme or the European grassland butterfly indicator produced in the European Butterfly Monitoring Schemes.
There are now two months left to complete this task (i.e., to comprehensively map biodiversity data workflows across Europe). We call on EuropaBON members to point us to current EU level biodiversity data workflows they know of and that we cannot miss. This database will serve as the basis to evaluate the current biodiversity observation capacity across Europe by identifying weaknesses, biases and good practices and successes.
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