Island Aquatic Ecology

NetBiome-CSA - Strengthening European research cooperation for smart and sustainable management of tropical and subtropical biodiversity in outermost regions and overseas countries and territories

  • International Research Project
  • 2013 to 2016

Through a participative process the objective is to mobilise stakeholders, their knowledge and resources for initiatives such as policy and priority analysis, multi-stakeholder dialogues, exchange of good practices, training and issuing of recommendations. The project’s activities will contribute to:

  • promote proper research and innovation governance;
  • provide the basis for increased research efforts and excellence;
  • strengthen links between science, policy and business;
  • foster evidence-based policy and improving knowledge, good  practice and technology transfer and the uptake of research results by biodiversity actors and stakeholders;
  • improve the uptake by research of biodiversity actor’s and stakeholder’s knowledge, including traditional knowledge;
  • develop innovative biodiversity management tools;
  • improve visibility of ORs and OCTs, their specificities, their originality, and the uptake of their good practices and expertise;
  • develop international cooperation and exporting EU expertise to third countries from ORs and OCTs acting as EU active frontiers;
  • give a tropical dimension to Europe and conferring upon Europe a particular responsibility;
  • establish a sustainable platform acting as an European focal point for tropical and subtropical biodiversity.

Funding Institution:

European Commission (FP7), Coordination and support action, FP7ENV-2013.


Partners: Fundo Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT), Portugal (Azores) (Coordination); Agence de Developpement Economique de la Nouvelle-Caledonie (ADECAL) France (New Caledonia); Région Guadeloupe (RG) France (Guadelupe); Région Réunion (RR) France (Reunion); Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) Spain (Canary Islands); Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie (MinEZ) The Netherlands (Caribbean Netherlands); Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) France; Ecologic Institute gemeinnützige GmbH (ECOLOGIC) Germany; European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology (EUROCEAN)Portugal; Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NATURALIS)The Netherlands; Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI)Portugal; Instituto Nacional para o Desenvolvimento das Pescas (INDP) Cape Verde; Parc Naturel Régional de la Martinique (PNRM) France (Martinique);

Team (Additional): Gisela Nascimento and Maria da Luz Paramio.