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Managing Aquatic Biodiversity

Managing Aquatic Biodiversity

from local to global – an EU perspective

This brief highlights the links between EU policy objectives and global targets for sustainable development, centring on aquatic ecosystems. It describes current research within the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS (Knowledge, Assessment and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS policies), focusing on an integrative approach – ecosystem-based management (EBM) of aquatic ecosystems – to understand and balance common social, economic, and environmental objectives towards a more sustainable future. The brief is available for download.


Citation

AQUACROSS consortium 2016: Managing aquatic biodiversity: from local to global – an EU perspective. Introducing the EU research project AQUACROSS.

Language
English
Credits
Funding
Year
2016
Dimension
6 pp.
Project ID
2803
Table of Contents

KEY MESSAGES
GROWING PRESSURES ON AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY
LINKING EU POLICY TO GLOBAL GOALS
ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT (EBM)
AQUACROSS: EU AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH
AQUACROSS - EU BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY LINKS
REFERENCES

Keywords
freshwater, coastal, marine, ecosystems, resilience, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, nature conservation aquatic biodiversity, ecosystem-based management, Europe, H2020, assessment framework, policy targets, sustainability, Europe, ecosystem services assessment, forecasting, economic valuation, participatory scenarios, risk assessment