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Specialist working groups
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)

One of the aims of EPPO is to help its member countries to prevent entry or spread of dangerous pests (plant quarantine). The Organization has therefore been given the task of identifying pests which may present a risk through ad hoc expert pannels, and of making proposals on the phytosanitary measures which can be taken. EPPO several standards on pest risk analysis, quarantine pest lists, etc. [more]

European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species (ERNAIS)

This virtual research network aims (i) to facilitate international cooperation in research, scientific information exchange and management of aquatic invasive species in Europe and worldwide (ERNAIS Experts Database), (ii) to develop the on-line information system on aquatic invasive species for European coastal and inland waters with early warning functions (AquaInvader Database), (iii) to edit of online journal, focusing on applied issues of aquatic invasions in Europe (Aquatic Invasions) and (iv) to participate in the Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN), via development of the European Information Network on Invasive Species. [more]

IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

ISSG is part of the Species Survival Commission of The World Conservation Union (IUCN); it aims to reduce threats to natural ecosystems and the native species they contain by increasing awareness of invasive alien species, and of ways to prevent, control or eradicate them. This specialist group publishes the Aliens Newsletter and manages the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) as part of the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). Contact for Belgium : e.branquart@mrw.wallonie.be or tim.adriaens@inbo.be [more]

SEBI2010 Invasive Species Expert Group

Trends and costs of invasive alien species are used as an indicator by this expert group (i) to suit the CBD Focal area on threats to biodiversity and (ii) to serve the EU Headline Biodiversity Indicator development. This indicator is developped in the general assessment framework about progress towards the European 2010 targets (halting the loss of biodiversity). Contact for Belgium : mahy.g@fsagx.ac.be [more]

Databases and information networks
Aquatic Invasion Research Directory (AIRD)

The Aquatic Invasions Research Directory is an internet-based, searchable database containing up to the minute information on people, research, technology, policy and management issues relevant to aquatic invasions. The scope of the directory falls into the following broad areas: aquatic invasions, ballast water, prevention and treatment technologies and policy and management. The database is developped at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre. [more]

Aquatic Invasive Species of Europe (AquaInvader)

The AquaInvader is a prototype database on aquatic invasive species (AIS) of Europe, currently including taxonomical and biological information on 64 species (both freshwater and marine), and about 2000 geo-referenced records of distribution of selected invasive species. This database is developped by the virtual European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species for early warning service and risk assessment based management. [more]

European Expertise Registry (DAISIE)

The European Expertise Registry links and mobilises current expertise in biological invasions, to contribute knowledge and data to meet the requirements in dealing with invasive alien species. This Registry contains details for individual experts with respect to taxonomic expertise, geographic units, and thematic areas. [more]

European Information System on Invasive Alien Species (RBIC)

Also known as the Regional Biological Invasions Centre (RBIC), this information system is a web portal, providing access to the global, regional, sub-regional and national Internet resources on biological invasions. It notably includes information on legislation/regulations, information systems and research projects. [more]

Experts Database of the ERNAIS

The virtual European Research Network on Aquatic Invasive Species manages a database of expertise to facilitate international cooperation in research, scientific information exchange and management of aquatic invasive species in Europe and worldwide. Querries can be made by scientist name, country, taxon, ecosystem or general research theme. [more]

Global Invasive Species Database (GISD)

This database provides information on invasive species that threaten biodiversity and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants. Species information is supplied by expert contributors from around the world and includes; species' biology, ecology, native and alien range, references, contacts, links and pics... [more]

Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)

The Global Invasive Species Information Network was proposed at the 6th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), The Hague, 2002. It is a network of IAS experts, information managers, and computer scientists sharing knowledge and experience, adopting standards and protocols for information exchange, and facilitating the dispersal and increased availability of IAS information at the local, national, regional, and global level. [more]

North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS)

NOBANIS is a gateway to information on invasive alien species in North and Central Europe. It covers marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. This virtual network provides (i) a distributed but integrated database on introduced species in the region, (ii) a catalogue of the regulation relevant to invasive species in participating countries, (iii) a database of experts from the region, (iv) a literature database and (v) connects to regional and global networks and projects of invasive aliens species. The participating countries are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, and Sweden. [more]

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