Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS

Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the Final Conference for the EU Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS (Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies):

Ecosystem Based Management for the Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity -
Practice and Lessons Learnt

10 - 11 October 2018
Brussels, Belgium

AQUACROSS seeks to advance the application of ecosystem-based management for aquatic ecosystems in an effort to support the timely achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and other international conservation targets. In this regard, AQUACROSS has developed an assessment framework, which considers the full array of interactions, including human activities, within aquatic ecosystems, and tested it in 8 case studies across Europe.

The conference will bring together scientific experts, policy makers, and members of the business community to discuss cross-cutting topics related to the protection of aquatic ecosystems and opportunities for ecosystem-based management. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and discuss the added value of integrative policy and assessment frameworks for the protection of aquatic biodiversity with lessons learned from case studies, other research projects and ongoing policy initiatives.

An official invitation, together with a provisional agenda, location and more information, will be sent to you shortly. The conference is free of charge.

For further information, feel free to contact us directly at

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels.

Best regards,
The AQUACROSS project coordination team

AQUACROSS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement no. 642317.

Event Information

Date of event: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018



Other event information: 

Event includes lunch
Event includes dinner