Work due 01 Jan 2099
COSTS RELATED TO DEVELOPING, PRODUCING AND UPDATING THE INDICATOR (as available)
Cumulative number of alien species in Europe since 1900
Documenting the data which allowed compiling the present data for the five Nordic countries was supported during 1999 by the Nordic Council of Ministers (10). The follow‑up project (NOBANIS, see above), which will allow an update for year 2007 and expansion to 11 countries has been supported by EUR 215 000 (total for 2004–2006) and resources contributed in kind by environmental authorities in the participating countries. Costs for including additional countries will vary depending on the knowledge base and organisational structures but the above must be considered an absolute minimum. The development of this indicator in particular as regards harmonisation of databases will also benefit from the work of the DAISIE project, supported by EU Commission RTD programme (in total EUR 2.4 million for the period 2005–2007 (11).
Costs for updating the indicator
The estimated costs (12) for developing and maintaining the indicator on trends in invasive alien species are:
2007: EUR 50 000
2008: EUR 80 000
2009: EUR 160 000
2010: EUR 160 000
The list of worst invasive alien species threatening biodiversity in Europe
Included in cost estimate above. Maintaining and updating only the list Worst Invasive Alien Species Threatening Biodiversity in Europe by the SEBI 2010 Expert Group Trends in alien invasive species will require a continued commitment by the experts, by the EEA and one yearly meeting of the group. The yearly 'additional costs' to maintain this activity can be estimated to be EUR 15 000. (13)
(10) Publishing costs. Collecting data was carried out by governmental experts as part of their basic work.
(11) EU RTD project 'Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe' see http://www.europe-aliens.org/
(12) Source: SEBI2010 Expert group on trends in invasive alien species, Draft 2006-10-18.
(13) Meeting cost and planning support; however depending on other responsibilities of such a continued Expert Group this cost might be shared.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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