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Action number 22002 Last updated 28/11/2011 15:48:31 Year 2012
Title Biodiversity, Water and Ecosystem Services
Acronym BIOMES
Type Action
Url http://ies.jrc.ec.europa.eu
Institute JRC.H Institute for environment and sustainability (Ispra)
Leader CARDOSO Ana JRC.DDG.H.5   E-Mail
Thematic Area TA3 - Sustainable management of natural resources
TA3.HLO1 - To develop multidisciplinary analyses and indicators of past trends and present state of natural resources use in Europe and its global interdependencies
TA3.HLO2 - To develop scenarios describing the efficient use of natural resources in the global transition towards a green and low carbon economy
2 Solidarity and the responsible management of resources
2.2 Natural resources

AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
RTD - Research
RTD - Research and Innovation


BSC - COMMISSION ON THE PROTECTION OF THE BLACK SEA AGAINST POLLUTION
EEA - European Environment Agency
HELCOM - Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission/ Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)
OSPAR - Commission for the Protection of the North-East Atlantic Oslo-Paris Convention (OSPAR)
UNEP MAP - United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan

AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
ECHO - Humanitarian Aid
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
REGIO - Regional Policy
RTD - Research and Innovation


EEA - European Environment Agency
ENV Agencies EU - Environment Agencies EU
ENV EU - Environmental authorities of the Member States and Candidate Countries
HELCOM - Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission/ Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)
MIN Env EU - Environment Ministries EU
OSPAR - Commission for the Protection of the North-East Atlantic Oslo-Paris Convention (OSPAR)
UNEP MAP - United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Ecosystem Accounting, Spatial Mapping, Ecological and Economic Assessment, Ecosystem Modelling, Scenario Analyses, Green Infrastructure, Riparian Areas, Rivers, Lakes, Coastal Transitional and Marine Waters, Adaptation to Climate Change, Balancing Water Uses, Alien and Invasive Alien Species, Bio-indicators, Ecological Water Quality, Intercalibration, Good Environmental Status Descriptors, Biodiversity Strategy, Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Maritime policy.
Rationale
A new paradigm is recently embraced to describe how ecosystems and biodiversity are incorporated into societal decision-making, where natural resources are currently undervalued, and sometimes neglected. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the TEEB initiative (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, 2008, 2009) gave political acknowledgement to the concept of ecosystem services and advocate for a better understanding of the links between biodiversity, ecosystems functions, ecosystems services and human well-being. Most recently, the EU Commission biodiversity strategy to 2020 (COM (2011) 244 final) integrates the concept of ecosystem services as underpinning elements of our economy to complement the conservation approach to biodiversity, thus contributing to the Europe 2020 targets, in particular through the resource efficiency flagship. Under conservative assumptions covering only terrestrial ecosystems, the COPI (The Cost of Policy Inaction, 2008) report estimated that the loss of welfare in 2050 from the cumulative loss of ecosystem services and biodiversity could be equal to 7% of global GDP. The ecosystem service concept has also been identified as one of the pillars of the assessment of impacts (socio-economic benefits in association with improvement of the state of water resources) in the preparation of the 2012 Commission's Blueprint for the future of European Waters. Nature-based solutions, e.g. using wetland ecosystems for water purification, may indeed be more cost-effective than technical infrastructures for enhancing resilience. Taking into consideration a probable future of decreasing water availability in Europe and worldwide, by protecting ecosystem services provided by water ecosystems would contribute to delivering a sustainable, low carbon society and help progress towards the Europe 2020 targets on climate and energy. Assimilation of the ecosystem service concept calls for the economic valuation of ecosystem services and for its incorporation into policy making and implementation. This implies putting ecosystems and biodiversity at the centre of other sectoral policies, integrating them into the spatial planning for water and land, and making explicit the costs and benefits of ecosystem service degradation and biodiversity loss. The BIOMES Action aims to provide the scientific basis for this integration of policies, with a focus on mapping ecosystem services, developing robust modelling approaches that evaluate ecosystem dynamics and simulations of future scenarios, and providing scientific support to EU nature and water policies which have ecosystem-based management targets.
Summary of the activity
The BIOMES Action will focus its research on ecosystem services assessment, anticipatory research on the evolving vulnerability of water ecosystems and developing an improved capacity to model ecosystem dynamics. Scientific topics that will be addressed by the Action include the role of biodiversity in underpinning ecosystem services, the adaptation of ecosystems and biodiversity to drivers of biodiversity loss (e.g. alien species, nutrient pollution, climate change), and the spatial function of green and blue infrastructure. The work on ecosystem service mapping will continue in 2012, aiming to develop a digital Atlas of ecosystem services and delivering European scale maps of ecosystem services, which are essentially based on spatial indicators for ecosystem services statistically coupled to land cover and land use patterns. The Action will support Commission initiatives in the implementation of the new biodiversity strategy to 2020, notably within the Common Implementation Framework, to help maintain and restore ecosystems and their services in the EU. The focus is on defining indicators and mapping ecosystem services in biophysical terms and on the link with economic valuation in order to develop science-based methodologies for the assessment of the costs and benefits to humans and ecosystems of conservation activities. The Action will partner policy DGs to implement targets of the 2012 Commission's Blueprint for the future of European Waters and contribute to the Impact Assessment of the Blueprint by providing maps of ecosystem services demonstrating how the restoration or improvement of the state of water resources would lead to net socio-economic benefits. It will provide support to the implementation of EU Directives protecting the ecosystem functions of inland and marine waters (Water Framework Directive-WFD and Marine Strategy Framework Directive-MSFD) with a focus on intercalibration for the definition of good ecological status. Building on existing model chains (bio-geochemical and hydrological), the Action will continue working on ecosystem modelling for the implementation of an eco-hydrological approach to the assessment of ecological impacts of socio-economic and climate scenarios on the river-floodplains-estuarine-coastal continuum. This will be coupled with assessments of supply and demands of water resources accounting also for water footprint, improving the integration of water-related policies into other legislation and carrying out research on how aquatic ecosystems adapt to climate change.
The BIOMES Action will contribute to the JRC Strategy on Climate Change, and to GMES. It will collaborate and benefit from interactions with other JRC Actions (AGRI-ENV, INTESA, MAPLE, MONDE, PROCAS, WQM) in light of the need for strengthened cooperation for the achievement of High Level Objectives 1 and 2 of the JRC Thematic Area 3, contributing namely to the milestones on "Prospects on Water", "Science for a stronger biodiversity policy", and "Integrated modelling platform for sustainability assessment".
International activities
* Collaboration with international networks of ecologists and economists in the follow-up initiatives of the implementation of TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) recommendations and in the assessment of the economic costs of biodiversity decline and the costs and benefits of actions to reduce these losses. This will also include support to the establishment of the IPBES (Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).
* A Mediterranean focus in the context of the Commission Environment Strategy for the Mediterranean (COM(2006) 475), the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Barcelona Convention, involving Candidate and Neighbouring Countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Teaming up with MEDPOL, with the European Federation of Coastal Lagoons and with the European Technology Platform for Water (WssTP) for demonstration cases in Mediterranean coastal regions.
* Coordination of European networks of competent authorities and national laboratories from EU27 Member States and Candidate Countries involved in the Water Framework Directive Intercalibration and in the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
* Collaboration with Enlargement and Integration countries in the preparation of an Atlas of Ecosystem Services.
 
  1
To contribute to a European outlook on sustainability and vulnerability of water resources, with a focus on modelling based assessments of pressures and impacts, ecosystem services and an analysis of options for balancing multiple water uses, in support to the development and implementation of the Commission Blueprint to safeguard Europe's water resources, and to the implementation of the JRC TA-3 High Level Objectives 1 and 2.
Deliverable  1.1
Report on the coupling between the RIVERSTRAHLER model (for the aquatic part of river basins in Europe) and the SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) model (for the terrestrial part of river basins) adding seasonality of the hydrological and ecological processes for modelling-based predictions of impacts of nitrogen and phosphorous on water ecosystems (in collaboration with the JRC Action AGRI-ENV)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.2
Paper on the analysis of the temporal evolution of low flows in European rivers and their ecological impacts at national/regional levels (with link to the project REFORM in relation to hydromorphological restoration measures to improve the ecological status)
31/12/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
ENV - Environment
RTD - Research and Innovation
Deliverable  1.3
Report on impacts on water quality in Europe of different policy, land-management and climate change scenarios for the years 2020 and 2030 (in collaboration with the JRC Action WQM)
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 1991676 Council Directive of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
Deliverable  1.4
Report on the development of an innovative ecosystem service and water footprint modelling for an EU-wide spatially-explicit assessment of competition between different water uses. It will consider the water footprint of production chains and trade, ecological impacts and local conditions of water scarcity (in collaboration with the JRC Actions INTESA and WQM)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
Deliverable  1.5
Article on European rivers as providers of ecosystem services for water purification
30/06/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.6
Report on the analysis of stream riparian zones changes over time (2000-2006), for an assessment of the potential role of RZ in controlling freshwater ecology and biodiversity (in collaboration with the JRC Action AGRIENV)
30/09/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.7
Report on the integration of water quality and quantity models, supporting the implementation of a JRC water modelling platform (Collaboration with WQM)
30/11/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.8
Report on the methodological development linking an optimisation model with bio-physical models and the results of its application to a pilot river basin (in collaboration with WQM)
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
C 200060 The document specified has not been found in the set of policy documents managed by the system. Please type the title in this box.
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.9
Report on the results of a pan-European application of the optimisation tool (in collaboration with WQM)
30/11/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.10
Best-practice document on management options for aquatic ecosystems under various climate change scenarios (one of a series of best-practice documents linked to the FP7 research Project REFRESH)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
CLIMA - Climate Action
ENV - Environment
RTD - Research and Innovation
Deliverable  1.11
Contribution to a webportal for JRC water research projects (collaboration with the JRC Action WQM)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200760 The Assessment and Management of Flood Risks
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
ENV - Environment
EEA - European Environment Agency
Deliverable  1.12
Report on the recommendations and evaluation from a participatory process engaging experts, policy makers and citizens on the management of water ecosystems in coastal areas (the AWARE experience)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  1.13
Manuscript on securing water as a resource for society: an ecosystem services' perspective.
30/06/2012
Scientific Publications
  2
Mapping and assessing the provision of ecosystem services including their economic valuation, contributing to the integration of biodiversity in other sectoral policies, in support of the Common Implementation Framework of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, and to the implementation of the JRC TA-3 High Level Objectives 1 and 2.
Deliverable  2.1
Report on mapping, valuation and scenario assessment of ecosystem services at a European scale with special consideration of pollination and recreation in natural ecosystems an extension of the multi-scale mapping approach to other ecosystem services (collaboration to the land use modelling platform in JRC Action WQM and Action AGRIENV)
31/08/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  2.2
Report on prioritization of restoration of ecosystem services at regional scale in synergy with habitat and species conservation actions required under the Habitats Directive
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 199243 Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  2.3
Report on a framework for trade-off analysis of ecosystem service indicators (tradeoffs among food production services, regulating services and agricultural biodiversity (link to the project VOLANTE, in collaboration with Action AGRIENV)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
ENV - Environment
RTD - Research
Deliverable  2.4
Atlas of Ecosystem Services. Development of a digital platform for the spatial assessment of ecosystem services at different scales (in collaboration with DG ENV and Member States)
31/12/2013
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Deliverable  2.5
Report on common methodological framework and analysis of existing approaches in Candidate Member States and at EU level for mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services supporting the DG initiatives for the implementation of Action 5 in the EU Biodiversity Strategy
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  2.6
Manuscript on the assessment of coastal ecosystem services, including the development of indicators for service capacity, flow and benefit. If feasible, exploration of different policy and climate change scenarios. First phase of the food web modelling of the Mediterranean Sea as an input for new indicators on ecosystem services provision
30/06/2013
Scientific Publications
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  2.7
Article on an analysis of ecological thresholds for sustaining ecosystem services in coastal areas
31/07/2013
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
SectionTopic
3: Forthcoming initiatives 2014 Biodiversity Strategy
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Deliverable  2.8
Contribution to the European Environmental Agency's Coastal Report 2012 with a case study of the coastal protection service (in collaboration with SYKE within the framework of the EEA marine/ maritime ecosystem assessment and environment accounting)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
EEA - European Environment Agency
Deliverable  2.9
Contribution to BESAFE report on a selection of case studies for identifying arguments for the protection of biodiversity (deliverable linked to the BESAFE project
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
ENV - Environment
RTD - Research and Innovation
  3
To develop a scientific and technical platform for alien species information in Europe, in relation to the development of an EU Dedicated Legislative Instrument on Invasive Alien Species, related to the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020
Deliverable  3.1
Report on the structure, functionality and status of a web portal allowing easy search, access and mapping of distributed data on European alien species
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2008789 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards an EU strategy on invasive species
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 199243 Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy
DIR 2009147 Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Invasive alien species (IAS)
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  3.2
Report on current and future distribution patterns of selected aquatic alien species in Europe in relation to pressures including climate change (link to the FP7 research Project BioFresh)
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2008789 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards an EU strategy on invasive species
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 199243 Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy
DIR 2009147 Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Invasive alien species (IAS)
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
RTD - Research
Deliverable  3.3
Report on review of pressures facilitating alien species invasions and the potential impacts of restoration measures addressing these pressures in combating invasive alien species
31/07/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2008789 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards an EU strategy on invasive species
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Invasive alien species (IAS)
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  3.4
Opinion paper on the need of a European information network on alien species
31/12/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2008789 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards an EU strategy on invasive species
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 199243 Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
DIR 2009147 Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Invasive alien species (IAS)
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  3.5
Research paper investigating the impact of invasive marine alien species in European Seas on ecosystem services and biodiversity. Mapping the impact of invasive species - Case study in the Mediterranean
31/12/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2008789 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards an EU strategy on invasive species
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 199243 Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
DIR 200856 DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
DIR 2009147 Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Invasive alien species (IAS)
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  3.6
Research paper investigating distribution patterns of marine alien species in relation to pathways of introduction. Case study in the Mediterranean Sea
31/12/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2008789 Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Towards an EU strategy on invasive species
COM 2011244 COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 COM(2011) 244 final
DIR 199243 Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
DIR 200856 DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
DIR 2009147 Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Invasive alien species (IAS)
ENV - Environment
  4
Technical and scientific support to make operational the Good Environmental Status concept as part of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), described in a Administrative Arrangement with DG ENV (in collaboration with JRC Actions PROCAS and MAPLE)
Deliverable  4.1
Draft plan documents coordinating future activities of the Working Group on Good Environmental Status with DG ENV and coordination scheme with Regional Seas Conventions (in collaboration with JRC PROCAS and MAPLE Actions)
31/12/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200856 DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
ENV - Environment
BSC - COMMISSION ON THE PROTECTION OF THE BLACK SEA AGAINST POLLUTION
HELCOM - Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission/ Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)
OSPAR - Commission for the Protection of the North-East Atlantic Oslo-Paris Convention (OSPAR)
UNEP MAP - United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan
Deliverable  4.2
Contribution to draft document reflecting the concept of a permanent competence centre in the EU in relation to Good Environmental Status to be set up in 2013-2014 (in collaboration with JRC Actions PROCAS and MAPLE)
31/12/2012
JRC Reference Reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2007575 Integrated Maritime Policy 'Blue Paper' (COM(2007)575)
DIR 200856 DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Deliverable  4.3
Report on emerging pressures including a compilation of information on available data and methodologies for their assessment and monitoring
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200856 Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy
ENV - Environment
MARE - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Deliverable  4.4
Draft proposal for Guidance document on methodological approaches to monitoring MSFD descriptors, ensuring consistency and comparability across all European Seas (in collaboration with JRC PROCAS and MAPLE Actions)
31/12/2012
JRC Reference Reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2007575 Integrated Maritime Policy 'Blue Paper' (COM(2007)575)
DIR 200856 DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)
ENV - Environment
RTD - Research and Innovation
  5
Establish environmental objectives for European waters by coordinating the intercalibration exercise for harmonising ecological classifications for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and by coordinating the WFD Common Implementation Strategy working group on Ecological Status (ECOSTAT), relevant to the EU waters Blueprint (involves steering and coordinating the WFD CIS ECOSTAT WG)
Deliverable  5.1
A series of 4 report(s) on the results of the 2nd Intercalibration exercise for lakes, rivers, transitional water and coastal waters
31/07/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  5.2
Scientific-technical report on the peer review of the 2nd WFD intercalibration exercise organised by the JRC with the support of DG ENV. The work is supported by the EP Pilot Project 'Pressures and measure' under the task 2b on intercalibration (in relation to the Commission Decision on Intercalibration and the Commission's 'Blueprint to Safeguard European Waters')
31/07/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  5.3
Written contribution to drafting of the COM Decision on Intercalibration
31/07/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  5.4
Report of an ECOSTAT workshop on approaches to quantify hydrological and morphological pressures and their effects on biological indicators of ecological status and potential.
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  5.5
Contribution to a report on a "reality check" of how Member States assess and classify the Ecological Status of surface water bodies, in particular if they are appropriate and comparable accross Europe. The work is supported by the EP Pilot Project 'Pressures and measure' (in relation to the Commission's 'Blueprint to Safeguard European Waters')
31/12/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  5.6
Contribution to a report on comparison of typologies. The work is supported by the EP Pilot Project 'Pressures and measure'(in relation to the Commission's 'Blueprint to Safeguard European Waters')
31/12/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
DIR 200060 Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
SectionTopic
1: Forthcoming initiatives 2012Safeguarding Europe's Water Resources
ENV - Environment
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