Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: User and Policy Needs Assessment

Moersberger, H., Martin, J.G.C. ORCID:, Junker, J., Georgieva, I. ORCID:, Bauer, S., Beja, P., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., et al. (2022). Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: User and Policy Needs Assessment. EuropaBON/German Centre of Biodiversity Research (iDiv) , Leipzig. 10.3897/arphapreprints.e84517.

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Project: Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy (EuropaBON, H2020 101003553)


In this report, we present the analysis of the different available biodiversity data streams at the EU and national level, both baseline biodiversity data and monitoring data. We assess how these biodiversity data inform and trigger policy action and identify the related challenges the different European countries and relevant EU agencies face and the solutions to overcome them. To do this, we consulted with more than 350 expert stakeholders from policy, research and practice. The assessment identified a fragmented biodiversity data landscape that cannot currently easily answer all relevant policy questions. Quantity and quality of biodiversity baseline datasets differ for the different countries, ranging from non-existent biodiversity monitoring due to capacity issues, to regular monitoring of ecosystem processes and state. By engaging stakeholders and experts in both member states and non-member states and from several EU bodies, we identified key challenges and ways to address these with targeted solutions towards building a joint European Biodiversity Monitoring Network. Solutions include focussing on cooperation and coordination, enhanced data standardisation and sharing, as well as the use of models and new technologies. These solutions can however only be realised with dedicated funding and capacity building, in coordination with all stakeholders in partnership.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: submitted to "Research Ideas and Outcomes"
Uncontrolled Keywords: challenges, data user, EBV/EESV, monitoring schemes, policy, solutions, stakeholders
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR)
Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) > Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2022 16:48
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2024 05:00

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