The BiodivRestore Call on ‘Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems’ is open. This transnational, joint effort between BiodivERsA and Water JPI will cover the following three non-exclusive themes:
- Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interaction
- 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
It includes a focus on freshwater aquatic systems but all environments (i.e. terrestrial, freshwater and marine) are eligible. Thirty-one funding organisations from twenty-seven countries, including the Netherlands, are joining. Together with the European Commission, they have reserved a total amount of over EUR 20 million.
Pre-proposal closing date will be December 7th 2020. If a very large number of pre-proposals is received, a first scientific evaluation of pre-proposals will be organized and the deadline to submit full proposals will be the 3rd of May 2021. Otherwise, only an eligibility check of pre-proposals will be performed and the deadline to submit full proposals will be the 15th of March 2021.
On October 27th, an information webinar aimed at interested researchers, will be organised from 14:00 to 15:30 CET.
More information is available on the Water JPI or BiodivERsA websites.