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Ecosystem-Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity – AQUACROSS Final Conference

Ecosystem-Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity – AQUACROSS Final Conference

Timeloc
10 October 2018 to 11 October 2018
Brussels
Belgium
What is the status of implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for aquatic ecosystems and is ecosystem-based management a potential tool for protecting them?

Led by Ecologic Institute, sixteen project partners have worked for the past three years to advance knowledge and application of ecosystem-based management (EBM) for aquatic ecosystems to support the timely achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets. Join the Final AQUACROSS Conference on 10 and 11 October in Brussels showcasing and discussing project results with stakeholders from all over Europe. Registration is open.

The EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy aims to tackle the loss of species and habitats and establish targets to preserve and restore biodiversity. However, our rivers, coasts, and seas - home to an array of species and habitats and providing numerous ecosystem services - are under significant threat from human activity. The AQUACROSS project aims to support the EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services.

To conclude the project, Ecologic Institute is organising the Final AQUACROSS Conference in Brussels showcasing and discussing project results with stakeholders from all over Europe.

10 October 2018, 12:30 – 17:30 and 11 October 2018, 9:00 – 17:00 Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, 58-62 Rue des Tanneurs, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

At the event, you will be able to:

  •     Engage with policy makers
  •     Share experiences
  •     Learn from case studies
  •     Expand your network of biodiversity protection experts
  •     Update your knowledge of environmental policy for aquatic ecosystems
  •     Shape future research for the management of aquatic biodiversity.

Conference format and participants

Contribute to an interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussion: key leaders and experts from science, policy and business will share their views on aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem-based management. Help to review the final results of a large international research project: bring new knowledge and innovative ideas into future research and policy agendas for the management of freshwater, coastal, and marine biodiversity. Meet scientific experts, policy makers, and members of the business community: discuss cross-cutting topics related to aquatic ecosystem protection and opportunities for ecosystem-based management.

Costs

Participation in this event is free of charge.

For organisational reasons and fair planning of catering services, helping us to avoid food and paper waste, please only register if you are sure you will be able to attend.

Registration and further information

http://registration.ecologic-events.eu/aquacross-final-conference


Organizer
Date
10 October 2018 to 11 October 2018
Location
Brussels, Belgium
Language
English
Number of Participants
100
Project ID
2803
Keywords
freshwater, coastal, marine, ecosystems, resilience, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, nature conservation aquatic biodiversity, ecosystem-based management, Europe, H2020, assessment framework, policy targets, sustainability, presentations, panel discussion, interactive table discussions, Europe