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EPBRS : The European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy.

Ongoing Actions

/EPBRS strategy for Biodiversity Research in Europe (2010)

/EPBRS & Biostrat Workshop on a network of knwoledge on biodiversity: a contribution from Europea" (May, 6, 2009)


EPBRS Workshop on a "strategy for European biodiversity research" (June, 17, 2008)

The meeting was held at DEFRA, London, on the 17th of June, 2008


EPBRS and IMoSEB mentioned by the Council of the European Union (March, 4, 2008)

During the meeting of the Working Party on International Environment Issues, participants agreed to the following wording on EPBRS and IMoSEB:


  • 11. RECOGNISES the work carried out by the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy to identify and promote policy-relevant research
  • 12. STANDS READY to take part in on-going efforts to establish an international mechanism for the provision of objective, authoritative and peer-reviewed scientific knowledge to policy-making, while promoting synergy with existing processes; WELCOMES the contribution made by the IMoSEB consultative process and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and STRESSES the urgent need for a follow-up to the conclusions of the Conference of the International Steering Committee of the consultative process of IMoSEB held in Montpellier in November 2007 and ENCOURAGES Parties and others to engage in this process;

Previous mentions of EPBRS by the Council of the European Union: June 2004. , December 2006


EPBRS Awards: Your opinion is welcome! (May 2007)

During the German EPBRS meeting the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy discussed the possibility to initiate EPBRS awards. The presentation given by S. van Opstal (NL) can be found here (ppt, 2 Mb). Your comments on this presentation are welcome. Please send them to S. van Opstal.

EPBRS reviews its mission and mandate (November 2006)

During the Finnish EPBRS meeting the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy started to review its mission and mandate.

To get a better understanding of the strong and weak points of EPBRS S. van Opstal (NL) initiated a network questionnaire. The results of this questionnaires were analysed. The outcome can be found in the powerpoint presentation 'EPBRS Network Questionnaire' (ppt, 307 kB). If you would have questions and/or suggestions concerning this questionnaire, please take contact with S. van Opstal.