MOBILISE will produce a comprehensive knowledge framework for establishing bio- and geodiversity data as a crosscutting topic for many diverse nature-related domains.
MOBILISE intends to act as a flexible, creative, and multidisciplinary hub for exchanging experiences and expertise that each biodiversity related agent could bring together to a unique forum for discussion. MOBILISE will create a networking, consolidation and training platform, bringing together key actors on biodiversity data mobilisation for the first time at the scale and focus required. Thus, it will prepare the ground for innovative and robust technical solutions to be implemented at a pan-European Research Infrastructure level (i.e. the DiSSCo initiative).
Comprehensive biodiversity information gathered from collections can provide the basis for research from which recommendations for a plan of action can be derived about (for example):
- Climate change effects;
- Invasive species;
- Ocean acidification;
- Agriculture (pests, pollinators, productivity decrease etc.);
- Over-harvesting and impacts on ecosystems (e.g. “fishing down the food web”);
- Genetic diversity, species and habitat protection and conservation;
- Halting biodiversity loss and implementation of the relevant national and European legislation.