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BiodiversityKnowledge [KNEU]

Runtime: 2010 - 2014
Funding: EU-FP7
external link: http://www.biodiversityknowledge.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=101


The project is targeted on the development of a recommended design for a scientific biodiversity Network of Knowledge (NoK) to inform policy-makers, the policy-making process and other societal actors. It will develop links to relevant clients to support the science-society interface in Europe and beyond.


The approach integrates:
  • mapping the biodiversity knowledge landscape in Europe
  • developing a prototype of NoK by involving a wide number of institutions & networks in biodiversity research and policy
  • carrying out case studies in relevant policy fields (agriculture, biodiversity conservation, marine issues) in order to test and trial the Nok –prototype´s functioning and effectiveness
  • evaluation of the experiences by an additional expert group in order to provide input for developing a recommended design for a potential future Network of Knowledge


  • UFZ Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (DE)
  • NERC-CEH Natural Environment Research Council – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (GB)
  • RBINS Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (BE)
  • CIIMAR Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (PT)
  • NIOZ Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Zeeonderzoek (NL)
  • FRB Fondation Francaise pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité (FR)
  • ALTERRA Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (NL)
  • NINA Stiftelsen Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning (NO)
  • CSIC Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES)
  • IEB HAS MTA Okologiai es Botanikai Kutatointezete (HU)
  • ECNC Stichting Europees Centrum Voor Natuurbescherming (NL)
  • Bangor University (GB)
  • INBO Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (BE)
  • Environment Agency Austria (AT)
  • SYKE Suomen Ymparistokesus(FI)
  • BEC Botanical, Envirionmental & Conservation ConsultantsLimited (IE)
  • VLIZ Vlaams Instituut vor de Zee (BE)


Thomas Wrbka (thomas.wrbka@univie.ac.at)

Division Head
Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Dullinger

Sonja Hartl


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