The European Topic Centre Biodiversity and Ecosystems primarily supports EEA in the implementation of following strategic objectives (SO) of EEA-Eionet Strategy:

  • SO1: Supporting policy implementation and sustainability transitions
  • SO2: Providing timely input to solutions for sustainability challenges in the area of work of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Activities up until end 2022 were carried out by the predecessors of ETC BE. These have been the European Topic Centre for Biodiversity (ETC BD) and the European Topic Centre Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC ICM) in their respective fields of work.