Tools

The main instruments for reaching the objectives of the Action are:

  • Questionnaires, desktop studies and evaluations carried out by the Working Group Observatory Sites (WGOS) to update the present status of potential Marine Biodiversity Observatory Sites (on basis of the results of the BIOMARE CA and MarBEF NoE)
  • Meetings of representatives of Observatory Sites, together with the WGOS, to discuss the evaluation on the proposed long-term Marine Biodiversity Observatory Sites
  • Questionnaires, desktop studies and evaluations carried out by the Working Group Biodiversity Indicators (WGBI) to update and select suitable tools and indicators for large scale long term monitoring of marine biodiversity.
  • Desktop studies by the WGBI for SWOT analyses of the selected tools and indicators
  • Meetings and workshops for the whole consortium, together with the WGBI, to select and discuss the tools and indicators
  • Pilot studies carried out at selected observatories, assembled in the Working Group Pilot Studies (WGPS), to assess the operability of the proposed indicators
  • Workshop of the WGPS to analyse the results of the pilots
  • Meetings for the whole consortium to install the network of marine biodiversity observatory sites