Biodiversity and ecosystem services in OCTs (BEST 2.0)
The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) is in charge of coordinating the BEST 2.0 project for the South Atlantic Overseas Territories (SAOTs) and covers the following areas: Ascension Island, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha and the Falkland Islands.
The BEST 2.0 Programme is a funding facility, supported by the European Commission as part of the EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship. It aims to support the objectives of the BEST Initiative by facilitating the continuation of important environmental and conservation work. It does this by providing grant funding for small-scale and medium-scale field actions on the ground for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).
The OCTs are found in five regions around the world:
– South Atlantic
– Indian Ocean
– Polar and Sub-Polar
The most significant achievement for the South Atlantic hub has been the success of the Small and Medium Grants call.