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OPPLA - Information hub for nature-based solutions (2016)


Oppla is a virtual hub where the latest thinking on nature-based solutions is brought together from across Europe. Oppla will provide access to a wide range of resources, drawn from the most innovative communities of science, policy and practice.

The purpose of Oppla is to be a ‘one stop shop’ for the latest knowledge and good practice on ecosystem-based solutions for issues such as climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction, desertification, loss of biodiversity. It aims at providing useful advice, tools and techniques, quickly and easily accessible.

Oppla has the ambition to grow into Europe’s foremost platform for sharing environmental knowledge, where the outputs of research can achieve greater impact. It will feature a marketplace for promoting products, services and finding new customers. It will also feature a range of networking services, helping members to collaborate and work together in developing good practice.

The Oppla web portal will be complemented by events, training courses and other services on demand.

Over 60 universities, research institutes, agencies and enterprises are currently developing the Oppla prototype as part of a joint activity between the OPERAs and OpenNESS projects, funded by the European Commission FP7 Programme.

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EU FP7 project OPERAs

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