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UncertWeb

The UncertWeb project, aims at managing the propagation of uncertainty, when integrating multiple resources, mainly models or data that are exposed as web services, into complex model workflows.

HIGHARCS

The Highland Aquatic Resources Conservation and Sustainable Development (HighARCS) project carried out detailed multidisciplinary situation analysis assessments of highland aquatic resources, focused on values, livelihoods, conservation issues and wise-use options at five sites in Asia. The objective of the project is to ensure the sustainable conservation of aquatic resources, biodiversity and ecosystems by managing them appropriately. An integrated strategic planning approach was adopted to facilitate interactive stakeholder participation and instigate an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods and policy assessment.

LIVEDIVERSE

LIVEDIVERSE (LD) is a new approach to find ways to improve water-based livelihoods, while at the same time protecting biodiversity. LD has identified the relationships between different forms of vulnerability (ecological, socioeconomic and cultural-spiritual) and presented these relationships in a managing support Geographic Information System (GIS) software tool for the four target cases of study in developing countries.

DAISIE

The “Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe” (DAISIE) project provides a comprehensive dataset with regard to alien species that threaten European terrestrial, fresh-water and marine environments. This disseminating initiative relies on a network of expertise in biological invasions across Europe.

TESS

The goal of the TESS project was to improve the access to local biodiversity knowledge, so that policy makers can easily integrate local knowledge into important international policies. Another important goal of the project is to guide and encourage local activities that restore and maintain biodiversity and ecosystem services. The overall vision is to enlighten, encourage and empower local communities to support biodiversity restoration across Europe, through a web-based biodiversity monitoring support system that unifies all available knowledge and guides land use decisions so that they benefit biodiversity ecosystems.

BIOSCORE

BIOSCORE is a decision support software tool for managing, through data analysing, possible impacts of changing environmental variables on biodiversity with the ultimate aim of helping to halt the loss of biodiversity in the EU. The project considered those policy instruments that have a direct or indirect impact on biodiversity and covered key areas such as agriculture, forestry, energy, transport, environment and urban development.

MACIS

According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the European Union (EU) committed itself “to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level”. In this context, the Minimisation of and Adaptation to Climate Impacts on biodiverSity project (MACIS) aimed to provide a data analysing approach which linked climate change monitoring and biodiversity monitoring at the European level. This project was funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP 6), a grant funding programme.