Runtime: 2010 – 2014

Funding: EU-FP7


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


Thomas Wrbka