Principal Expert Committee
The Principal Expert Committee combines the broad professional expertise of the biodiversity monitoring community. The Committee discusses and decides on critical issues related to the strategic direction of the Monitoring Centre and nationwide biodiversity monitoring.
Goals and tasks
These issues include:
- Advancing the nationwide biodiversity monitoring
- Establishing expert committees and setting themes
- Defining thematic focus for the "Application and Research in Dialogue" forums
- Prioritising the professional work of the Monitoring Centre
Current activities and topics
- Establishment of expert committees to delve deeper into specific issues:
- "Monitoring of soil biodiversity and its functions"
- "Improvement of data availability for influencing factors"
- "Data management" (in planning)
- Adoption of a preliminary concept and roadmap for the development of a comprehensive national biodiversity monitoring plan
- Adoption of a position paper on the Information and Networking Platform
- Decision to undertake pilot projects for co-financing
- Specialist event to determine priority goals for national biodiversity monitoring
- Collaboration with regional expert authorities to improve data exchange
- Topics for the "Application and Research in Dialogue" forum of the Monitoring Centre:
- 1st forum on "Data management"
- 2nd forum on "New technologies and methods for monitoring and evaluating biodiversity"
In the Principal Expert Committee, experts from the following institutions can be involved:
- Federal authorities working in the areas of the ministries BMUV, BMEL, BMBF, BMF, BMVg, and BMDV
- Specialist institutions or project sponsors commissioned by federal ministries
- Research institutions
- State authorities
- Specialist associations (voluntary sector)
Current overview of the members of the Principal Expert Committee:
The links lead to the profiles of the individuals in their respective institutions, if available.