Europe overseas represent an exceptional biodiversity network stretched across the globe, supporting a diverse range of unique ecosystems It is necessary to increase the understanding of Europe overseas rare biodiversity hotspots, and how best they can be preserved in a changing conservation, development and climate scenario MOVE-ON is a tangible contribution to the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in the European Union, aiming to fill the knowledge gaps between continental and overseas European Union member states Stakeholders are key players in the MAES implementation, definition of good practices and policy recommendations tailored for overseas entities specificities and needs

MOVE-ON Project

From Case Studies to Anchor Projects –Setting the ground to advance MAES in Europe´s overseas

Grant Agreement No. 07.027735/2019/808239/SUB/ENV.D2
May 2020 – April 2023

Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 urged member states to Map and Assess the state of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in their national territory. Biodiversity, ecosystems and their services remain central in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, with even more ambitious targets. Europe’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) have an exceptionally high biodiversity value, encompassing diverse ecosystems, often at a very small scale, which provide multiple and relevant ecosystem services from local to global scale.

The MOVE-ON project aims to advance MAES methodology implementation in European ORs and OCTs. The project also intends to create and strengthen the scientific and technical MAES community in those territories, tackling the bottom-up approach initiated in MOVE project and demonstrating the benefits of ecosystems conditions assessments and their services to support decision-making.

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Coordination, research & innovation related events

Meetings, action days, scientific seminars and conferences which MOVE Project members are involved.

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22 Jun

MOVE-ON Final Meeting Highlights: Advancing MAES Initiative Across the Overseas

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27 Jan

Bio Corridor Forum 2

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Bio-Corridor Forum 2 in the framework of La Réunion Anchor Project

It took place in La Reunion, from January 27 th to February 8 th , 2023, the Bio-Corridor Forum 2 in the framework of...

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Saint Helena Chief Minister highlights the MOVE-ON project at the Islands Finance Forum

During the presentation at the Islands Finance Forum, on April 25th of 2022, the Saint Helena Chief Minister, Julie Thomasher, communicated that energy, transport,...

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Expedition to map and characterize marine habitats in Vila Franca do Campo islet (S. Miguel, the Azores)

A marine habitat mapping campaign in the Azores was performed during December 2021. This expedition was led by the Asociación Biodiversidad Atlántica y Sostenibilidad...

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MOVE-ON First General Assembly
8 th October 2020

MOVE-ON held it first General Assembly meeting in an online environment on 8 th October 2020. All partners gathered to discuss the project work...

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Coordinated by:
Governo Regional dos Açores
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Regional Agency for Development, Investment and Innovation
Reunion University
Asociación Biodiversidad Atlántica y Sostenibilidad
University of Portsmouth
World Wide Fund for Nature
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
SAERI Falklands Limited
University of Trento
Nova Blue Environment