Results of the joint BiodivERsA and Water JPI Joint Research Call
In the context of their BiodivRestore COFUND Action, BiodivERsA and Water JPI launched in October 2020 a joint call to support research on “Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems”. The call was co-funded by the European Commission and covered three non-exclusive themes:
- Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions
- Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration
- Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration actions
In total, 172 eligible pre-proposals and 92 eligible full proposals were received and evaluated by an independent Evaluation Committee who ranked the projects.
Strictly following the ranking established by the Evaluation Committee, 22 research projects have been shortlisted and recommended for funding by the BiodivRestore Call Steering Committee – composed of all the funding organisations participating to the call – representing a total funding amount of over 21Mio€ (including funding from European Commission).
The 22 shortlisted projects are academically excellent projects, mobilising a wide range of disciplines, engaging many relevant stakeholders, and addressing various pressing scientific and societal issues.
!! Please note that the final list of funded projects will be definitely known and published upon national / regional decisions by BiodivRestore partners (i.e., at this stage, the list presented below is a list of projects proposed for funding rather than funded for sure) !!
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