This brief covers policy and research topics in biodiversity conservation (e.g., species and protected areas), invasive alien species, coastal and marine management, and strategies for public engagement. The purpose of the policy brief is to synthesise evidence from the Bioblitz approach, to highlight valuable contributions of Bioblitzes to public engagement, the scientific process, and environmental management and policy, and to explore how these potentials of the BioBlitz methodology can be enhanced by increasing cross-boundary cooperation and exchanges.
Developed by a newly founded ECSA working group on BioBlitzes, the policy brief has been part of a collaborative process bringing together organisers of such activities from around the world.
Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Doing It Together Science (DITOs) project, the policy brief is a deliverable of the work concerning policy engagement for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
The policy brief can be found here.