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DOI 10.3897/arphapreprints.e84517
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Title (Primary) Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: User and Policy Needs Assessment
Author Moersberger, H.; Martin, J.G.C.; Junker, J.; Georgieva, I.; Bauer, S.; Beja, P.; Breeze, T.; Brotons, L.; Bruelheide, H.; Fernández, N.; Fernandez, M.; Jandt, U.; Langer, C.; Lyche Solheim, A.; Maes, J.; Moreira, F.; Pe'er, G.; Santana, J.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Smets, B.; Valdez, J.; McCallum, I.; Pereira, H.M.; Bonn, A. ORCID logo
Year 2022
Department iDiv; ESS
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Horizon 2020
Project Name Development of a European Biodiversity Observation Network (Europa BON) to integrate existing data streams and effectively monitor the status of Europe’s biodiversity and ecosystems
Acronym EuropaBON
Grant Number
Publication Date 30.03.2022
European Union (EU); Euratom
Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018
Abstract 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.
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Moersberger, H., Martin, J.G.C., Junker, J., Georgieva, I., Bauer, S., Beja, P., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Bruelheide, H., Fernández, N., Fernandez, M., Jandt, U., Langer, C., Lyche Solheim, A., Maes, J., Moreira, F., Pe'er, G., Santana, J., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Valdez, J., McCallum, I., Pereira, H.M., Bonn, A. (2022):
Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: User and Policy Needs Assessment
ARPHA Preprints 10.3897/arphapreprints.e84517