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Project News

29 Apr 2016
The 4th and last NetBiome-CSA E-newsletter is now available for you to download. Learn about how the NetBiome network has contributed in the last 10 years to improve research and management of threatened biodiversity in Europe´s overseas entities and the network roadmap for the upcoming years. [+]
28 Apr 2016
Learn more about what was discussed at this relevant meeting aiming to boost biodiversity research cooperation. [+]
12 Apr 2016
Policy-makers and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament last April 6th to engage with the NetBiome network, which highlighted the need to face the challenges of conserving the rich biodiversity found in the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories. [+]
08 Apr 2016
The discussion of the NetBiome network future was the highlight of this exciting last meeting. [+]
07 Apr 2016
On April 6th key speakers and participants got together at the European Parliament to discuss the future of research on (sub)tropical biodiversity in support of sustainable development in Europe´s Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories. [+]
05 Apr 2016
Updated draft agenda now available! [+]
29 Mar 2016
The report describes in detail five policy recommendations and four priorities for research cooperation for the management of biodiversity in support of sustainable development in these areas. [+]
14 Mar 2016
“BOOSTING BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH COOPERATION: A NetBiome Roadmap for European (sub)Tropical Overseas”, 6th April (15.00 – 18.00), European Parliament, Brussels [+]
11 Mar 2016
BOOSTING BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH COOPERATION: A NetBiome Roadmap for European (sub)Tropical Overseas [+]
22 Feb 2016
The NetBiome-CSA partnership will travel to the European Parliament on April 6th to showcase how ORs and OCTs can advance biodiversity conservation in support of sustainable development. It will also focus on the next steps of a partnership that has found its niche. [+]
12 Feb 2016
The 3rd NetBiome-CSA E-newsletter is now available for you to download [+]
10 Feb 2016
Learn how the NetBiome-CSA project is addressing the challenges of sustainable management of tropical and sub-tropical biodiversity. [+]
14 Jan 2016
Register as a stakeholder and start communicating with other experts with similar issues! [+]
08 Jan 2016
The Biodiversity Management Toolbox is an interactive tool aiming to contribute to facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake of research results by policy makers, enterprises and society at large. [+]
01 Dec 2015
“Conserving biodiversity together for a sustainable future” is the title of the article published today about the NetBiome-CSA project at DG Research & Innovation, Horizon 2020 website. [+]
20 Oct 2015
NetBiome-CSA is participating today at a conference organized by the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”. [+]
28 Sep 2015
The report “Good practice guidelines for tropical and subtropical biodiversity conservation”, provides an overview of the c. 80 good practices. [+]
25 Sep 2015
Cross-border initiatives to protect the fragile environment boost tourism, economic growth and link research and development will be at the heart of the new cooperation programme ("Interreg") between Spain and Portugal and Cabo Verde, Mauritania and Senegal. [+]
25 Sep 2015
Proposals to fund projects that promote the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services it supports, as a basis for sustainable development, in EU Overseas Countries and Territories can now be submitted through the BEST 2.0 Programme portal. [+]
20 Aug 2015
The 2nd NetBiome-CSA E-newsletter is now available for you to download [+]
18 Aug 2015
Overwhelming support for the continuation of the NetBiome network from the participants at a roundtable event during the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology [+]
26 Jun 2015
Between 8th and 12th of June 2015, in La Reunion, NetBiome-CSA organised their General Assembly meeting [+]
10 Feb 2015
The 1st NetBiome-CSA E-newsletter is now available for you to download [+]
09 Feb 2015
The BiodivERsA ERA-Net announced the launch of its next call to be launched in May 2015 with an indicative global budget of 30 million euro [+]
05 Feb 2015
During the Mobilising and Easing Access to Resources workshop at the Guadeloupe conference in October 2014, the need for facilitated access to funding especially to small-sized grants and for regional partnerships was stressed. With BEST 2.0 the European Commission is addressing this need. [+]
30 Oct 2014
Deadline for registration: November 7, 2014 / E-Consultation date: November 12, 2014 [+]
09 Oct 2014
On the 08th of October 2014, the official presentation of the Rome Declaration took place at the EurOCEAN 2014 conference, an official event of the Italian EU Presidency. [+]
08 Oct 2014
Participate in the NetBiome-CSA project events at the ICBCC 2014 in Guadalupe [+]
08 Sep 2014
The BiodivERsA network, aiming in identifying the most pressing issues for biodiversity at a European, transnational scale, is announcing two major concluding events to be held in Paris at the 2nd and 3rd of October 2014. [+]
04 Aug 2014
New Caledonia, one of NetBiome–CSA’s Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT’s), established the world largest Marine Protected Area, in April 2014. The Natural Park of the Coral Sea (Le Parc Naturel de la Mer de Corail) is going to be a multi-use, carefully managed marine park, covering a surface of 1.3 million km2, area approximately 3 times larger than Germany. [+]
16 Jul 2014
NetBiome was invited to lead this dedicated workshop on Advancing Research (...) of the Guadeloupe Conference due to its present work on the identifications of challenges and solutions as presented, discussed and agreed in its last international conference in Gran Canaria, Spain, on "Boosting sustainable development from high biodiversity: Prospects for green and blue growth in ORs and OCTs." [+]
07 Jul 2014
At the EU launch of the Samoa UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), on June 10th in the European Parliament, H.E. Ronny Jumeau (Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS, Seychelles), referred Guadalupe's Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change in his speech, in which NetBiome-CSA will particpate. [+]
24 Jun 2014
The First NetBiome-CSA International Conference took place at the "Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands" - PLOCAN facilities (Gran Canaria Island, Spain) on the 27th of May 2014. [+]
04 Jun 2014
The International Conference “Boosting sustainable development from high biodiversity: Prospects for green and blue growth in ORs and OCTs” was hosted by the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) last Tuesday 27th of May 2014, as part of the international meetings and events that have been planned within the context of the NetBiome-CSA project. [+]
25 May 2014
The First NetBiome-CSA International Conference will take place at the "Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands" - PLOCAN facilities (Gran Canaria Island, Spain) on the 27th of May 2014. [+]
22 May 2014
The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) will host next Tuesday 27 th of May the first international conference organised by the NetBiome-CSA project, which is funded by the European Union (EU), Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) 2007– 2013. [+]
22 May 2014
NetBiome-CSA showcased it's activities at the European Maritime Day, in the EurOcean stand, where institutional material such as the project's factsheet and newsletters were displayed and distributed to a number of participants raging from policy-makers, scientists to business. [+]
16 May 2014
First Newsletter launched on April 2014 [+]
15 May 2014
This first Steering Committee (SC) of the “International Conference of Biodiversity and Climate Change” or the “Guadeloupe Conference” took place at the European Parliament on the 30 January 2014. [+]
15 May 2014
The Preparatory Action BEST, a voluntary scheme for biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of the EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, was first adopted in 2010 and reconducted twice in 2011 and 2012. It provided seed money of a total of 6 million € for the initiative, and is a result of the strong engagement and support of the European parliament, and in particular the members of the working group “Islands & Overseas Entities”, which is co-chaired by MEP Maurice Ponga from New Caledonia. [+]
15 May 2014
Last February GLISPA (The Global Island Partnership) organized its Steering Committee (SC) which took place in Arlington, Virginia. [+]
16 Apr 2014
On the 24th to the 25th of April an important meeting will be held to discuss relevant topics related to financing for biodiversity and implementation of EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, this will meet the NetBiome-CSA's goal of mobilising stakeholders. [+]
11 Mar 2014
A new paper entitled "Global Priorities for Marine Biodiversity Conservation" was uploaded in PLOS.org website on the 8th of January serving has a baseline for discussion within the NetBiome-CSA participatory process. [+]
25 Feb 2014
A new European Environment Agency (EEA) publication on the current state-of-affairs of European seas and their usage was released in the 20th of February outlining the NetBiome-CSA objective of "provide the basis for increased research efforts and excellence". [+]
10 Feb 2014
A new Marine Management Organisation (MMO) publication on the social impacts and value of marine activities was released last December outlining the NetBiome-CSA objective of "foster evidence-based policy and improving knowledge, good practice and technology transfer and the uptake of research results by biodiversity actors and stakeholders". [+]
12 Dec 2013
A new OECD publication entitled "Commercialising Public Research: New Trends and Strategies" was released this month outlining the Nebiome-CSA objectives on "promoting proper research and innovation governance", "providing the basis for increased research efforts and excellence" and "strengthen links between science, policy and business". [+]
26 Nov 2013
An international team of scientists made a major discovery located some 6,000ft under the Caribbean sea, in the “debris avalanche” deposit of the Grenada Basin, west of Kick'em Jenny volcano. [+]
11 Nov 2013
An ecotourism activity that relies on the resources of the ORs and OCTs and that might help on ocean knowledge and nature conservation efforts. [+]
02 Oct 2013
Measures to protect biodiversity can also improve carbon storage and water flow regulation, research indicates. In a Spanish protected area, researchers mapped biodiversity, carbon storage and water flow regulation, and found there was substantial overlap between the three. [+]