European Information System for Alien Species - New International Project

The Azorean Biodiversity Group participate with five investigators in the European Cost action "European Information System for Alien Species". This project as the main aim will facilitate enhanced knowledge gathering and sharing through a network of experts, providing support to a European IAS information system which will enable effective and informed decision-making in relation to IAS. An overarching priority will be to identify the needs and formats for alien species (AS) information by different user groups and specifically for implementation of EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. Correspondingly early warning tools and rapid response protocols will be developed