The NetBiome-CSA’s Biodiversity Management Toolbox was launched yesterday January 7th 2016. It is a tool that aims to contribute to facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake of research results by policy makers, enterprises and society at large.
Focused on the (tropical and subtropical) European Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) it makes available to the stakeholders the outputs of NetBiome-CSA network activities and allow them to make additional contributions. It will also provides a space for stakeholder dialogue, matching their needs and capacities with research programmes and opportunities for collaboration.
In more detail the Biodiversity Management Toolbox provides:
- a database of stakeholders involved in biodiversity management and research, including details on their areas of expertise, interests and activities, and—for registered users—the stakeholders contact details;
- a dedicated communication tool for registered stakeholders, allowing them to launch queries or discussions, develop projects or seek partners for collaboration;
- a list of good practices for biodiversity conservation with links to the original sources;
- a list of case studies for biodiversity valuation in, or relevant to, the EU OR/OCTs, with links to the original studies;
- a list of training and communication materials on biodiversity valuation with links to the original sources.
Access the NetBiome-CSA’s Biodiversity Management Toolbox here: http://www.netbiomedata.org/.
If you are a stakeholder in research and sustainable management of biodiversity in OR/OCTs and not yet listed in the stakeholder database we invite you to register here as a stakeholder. Registration will enable you to contact other stakeholders and give you access to the communication forum, which serves as a platform for discussions of issues and solutions relevant to the OR/OCTs, where collaboration partners can be sought for projects or studies, or where OR/OCT specific information can be obtained. After your registration is approved by the Biodiversity Management Toolbox administrators you will receive a user name and password to login as a user.