RUBICODE is a Coordination Action funded under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission. These are not pure research projects, rather they aim to achieve improved integration of existing research. Hence, RUBICODE aims to pull together the large amount of existing research on biodiversity and ecosystem change and assess its relevance for ecosystem service assessment.
The project consists of three main activities:
- To review relevant concepts, methods and results from previous and ongoing projects, the literature, databases, experts and policy documents.
- To organise workshops to evaluate the concepts and methods, raise awareness and identify gaps in knowledge.
- To synthesize knowledge from the reviews and workshops, and further develop various concepts, frameworks or strategies to address gaps in knowledge and inform future research needs.