LIFE APEX: new €3m project to demonstrate use of apex predators for EU chemicals management

A number of ERBFacility participants are involved in a new project funded by LIFE, the EU's dedicated funding instrument for the environment.

LIFE APEX is part-inspired by ERBFacility and the precursor EURAPMON project and will demonstrate biomonitoring using apex predators (including raptors) in support of EU chemicals legislation.

LIFE APEX will complement ERBFacility, with the former focussing on demonstration activities for both target and non-target substances, while ERBFacility focusses on research coordination and capacity-building.

LIFE APEX is coordinated by the Environment Institute (Slovakia) and beneficiaries include the German Environment Agency, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK), Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Netherlands), University of Athens (Greece), University of Florence (Italy) and Fraunhofer Institute (Germany).

Replication and transfer activities within LIFE APEX are expected to engage many of the institutions involved in ERBFacility.

LIFE APEX started on 1 September 2018 and runs for 4 years with a budget of over €3.3 million.