The European biodiversity monitoring landscape is complex and fragmented, involving multiple actors at various governance levels. To ensure compatibility and accessibility across different sources, a standardised approach to data collection and analysis is necessary. Enhanced coordination and broader access to biodiversity data is also needed to enhance its effectiveness in informing decision-making processes.
This publication provides a first overview of the European biodiversity monitoring landscape, encompassing perspectives from European, national, and sub-national levels. It also synthesizes the key outcomes of Biodiversa+’s biodiversity monitoring efforts during its first year of activity.
Developed in collaboration with EuropaBON, one of Biodiversa+’s key collaborators, the report also incorporates contributions from a range of relevant organizations and initiatives, including the European Environment Agency (EEA), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the European Commission’s Directorates-General for Environment (DG ENV) and for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and a Joint Research Centre (JRC) member. As such, it serves as an important building block in the joint development of a coordinated and multi-scale approach to biodiversity monitoring in Europe.