The Irish National Platform for Biodiversity Research is a forum for scientists, policy makers and other interested stakeholders involved in the field of biodiversity research.
The platform is run under the auspices of the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and administered by a secretariat (BEC Consultants Ltd).
It forms part of a wider network of biodiversity platforms across Europe that link into European initiatives through the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS).
The aims of the platform include:
- Facilitating biodiversity research in Ireland, taking into account the needs of the research community, stakeholders, policy makers and the public
- Defining national biodiversity research needs
- Improving the exchange of information between the research community and policy makers
- Linking with the EPBRS and other European and international biodiversity networks