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MarBEF: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.marbef.org
Duration: 2004 - 2009

MarBEF, a network of excellence funded by the European Union and consisting of 91 European marine institutes, is a platform to integrate and disseminate knowledge and expertise on marine biodiversity, with links to researchers, industry, stakeholders and the general public.

The specific integration effort of MarBEF is focused into the following major activities:

  1. Creating a virtual centre for durable integration
  2. Creating and improving access to resources
  3. Providing specialist training
  4. Developing an integrated data and information management system
  5. The transformation of MarBEF's long-term, strategic approach into policy.
MarBEF is funded within the sustainable development, global change and ecosystems RTD Programme of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme. More information is also available on CORDIS (Community Research & Development Information Service).
Contact: Mr Carlo Heip (General Coordinator)
Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (NIOO-CEME)
Korringaweg 7
Postbus 140
NL-4400 AC Yerseke
Telephone: +31-(0)113-57 73 00
Fax: +31-(0)113-57 36 16
E-Mail: marbef@nioo.knaw.nl
Financed by: European Union (EU) RTD Programme GOCE-CT-2003-505446