Improvement and Spatial extension of the European Fish Index (EFI+)

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Advisory group/External evaluators

The advisory group supports the EFI+ team in reviewing the project progress from a scientific and end-users perspective and in achieving sufficient end-user involvement during the development of the new EFI. Advisory Group meetings will be organised combined with project meetings.

Members of the Advisory group

  • Panagiotis Balabanis (EC, DG Research, scientific officer EFI+ Project)
  • Jorge Rodriguez-Romero (EC, DG Environment, WFD implementation at EC level)
  • Robert Hughes (Oregon State University, Dep. of Fisheries and Wildlife; Corvallis, USA, EFI+ project evaluator, IBI expert)
  • Stephane Stroffek (Water Agency of Rhone, Mediterranean and Corsica, EFI+ project evaluator, regional water manager)
  • Wouter van de Bund, Niels Jepsen (EC, JRC Ispra, ECOSTAT-, Intercalibration-group, Joint Danube Survey, EFI+partner)
  • Pedro Serra (Spanish-Portuguese Convention for Shared River Basins, Int. River Basin management)
  • Nikolaus Schotzko (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Federal Agency for Water Management, Austria, Biological (fish) monitoring Austria)
  • Birgit Vogel (International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Danube River Basin Management Plan)
  • Ian Cowx (University of Hull, Int. Fisheries Institute, Representative of EIFAC - European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission, EFI+ end-user WSs)
  • Cornelia Schütz (Landesanstalt für Ökologie, Bodenordnung und Forsten NRW, Germany, Regional water management)
  • Tom Buijse (RWS-RIZA, Netherlands, Water management and river restoration)
  • Didier Pont (CEMAGREF, France, EFI+ partner, Fish intercalibration-group, EFI modeller)


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