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The TESS Environmental Information Workshop presented the results of the first phase of the TESS project to guide the formulation of its succeeding stages. These results were set in the context of international perspectives on Environmental Impact Assessment and the use of environmental information for decision making at national to local levels.

Participants were experts from the 14 TESS partner institutions, survey co-ordinators from the European Union 27 and neighbouring countries, presenters and invited representatives from the European Commission, national and local government and wild resource beneficiaries – about 60 people in all.

1st Project Workshop

Organised by:

Bournemouth University
IUCN/SSC European Sustainable Use Specialist Group


Rydges Hotel, Kensington, London, SW7


September 15-16, 2009


Tuesday September 15 09:00 to 17:30

Welcome and Introduction

Prof Basil Manos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Project Coordinator
Dr Kathy Hodder, Bournemouth University

09:00 –- 09:05

Introduction to TESS and its progress to date

Prof Robert Kenward, Science Supervisor of TESS project

09:05 – 09:30

Environmental Assessments, an international perspective

Prof Maria do Rosário Partidário, IST, Lisbon, former President of International Association for Impact Assessment

09:30 - 10:15

Government’s role in biodiversity information

Dr Anna Liro, General Directorate for Environmental Protection, Poland

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 10:45

Environmental Information and Public Involvement

Prof Jaqcueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency

10:45 - 11:30

Information-based Governance,
reporting on Work-package 2

Robin Sharp CB, Chair Emeritus, IUCN/SSC European Sustainable Use Specialist Group

11:30 - 12:15

Information for Local Decisions,
reporting on Work-package 3

Dr Kathy Hodder & Jane Butters, Centre for Conservation Ecology and Environmental Change, Bournemouth University

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 14:15

Linking WP2/WP3 to WP5 – Draft Pan-European questionnaire survey. Discussion

Dr Julie Ewald, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust / Anatrack Ltd

14:15 - 15:00

Breakouts on key issues from the preliminary enquiries at governmental and local levels and how these feed into the Pan-European Survey.

Breakout group leaders: Prof Mikael Hilden, Finnish Environmental Institute, Dr Hans de Iongh, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden, Dr Pedro Beja, ERENA, Portugal

15:00 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:15

Reporting on breakouts and formulating recommendations for next stages of the Project

Prof Nigel Leader-Williams, Director of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, will facilitate this session and sum-up

16:15 - 17:15



Wednesday September 16 09:00 to 13:00

The main focus of this part of the Workshop will be on preparations for the Pan-European Survey in TESS Work Package 5, with special reference to the role of the Country Co-ordinators. Other country-related topics will be mentioned briefly if time is available.

Pan-European Survey: General issues

Prof Robert Kenward

09:00 –- 09:30

Pan-European Survey: National Level

Robin Sharp CB

09:30 – 10:30

Pan-European Survey: Local Level

Dr Julie Ewald

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:20

Continuation of Pan-European Survey: Local Level

Dr Julie Ewald

11:20 - 12:20

Beyond the Survey: mapping & modelling opportunities

Anatrack - Nick Casey

12:20 - 12:50

Final summing up

Prof Robert Kenward

12:50 - 13:00

Disclaimer Funded by the 7th Framework Programme Funded by the 6th Framework Programme: FP6
The TESS project is co-financed by the European Commision with contract No.: 212304
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