Completed Projects

AQUACROSS - Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies

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AQUACROSS is a Horizon 2020 project which aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. As such, AQUACROSS seeks 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.

 

Results

The AQUACROSS EBM Cookbook offers a comprehensive but easy-to-read guide to ecosystem-based management. It consists of two-page briefs on each element of EBM, and thus acts as a concise summary of the AQUACROSS project for policy-makers and practitioners. "Setting the Scene" introduces EBM. "Guidance" provides a step-by-step guide to apply EBM. "Practical Examples" draws lessons from the 8 AQUACROSS case studies. Below, "AQUACROSS lessons and recommendations" brings together the project's key conclusions for policy, business, and research.

More information on the results can be found on the following link and in the study in Science of the total Environment:

Lago M, Boteler B, Rouillard J, Abhold K, Jähnig SC, Iglesias-Campos A, Delacámara G, Piet GJ, Hein T, Nogueira AJA, Lillebø AI, Strosser P, Robinson LA, De Wever A, O'Higgins T, Schlüter M, Török L, Reichert P, van Ham C, Villa F, Hugh McDonald. 2019. Introducing the H2020 AQUACROSS project: Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies. Science of The Total Environment 652:320-329.