Ecologic Institute is a private not-for-profit think tank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy with offices in Berlin, Brussels, and Washington DC. Founded in 1995, Ecologic Institute works on the border between research and politics. Its main aim is to prepare scientific information for the political decision-making process in order to develop goal-oriented concepts for environmental policy. Ecologic Institute has a multi-disciplinary staff of approximately 120 people. In addition, an Events Team has been set up for the organisation of conferences, workshops and events. Ecologic Institute has a long tradition in leading FP-research projects and is currently involved in twenty-two FP6 and FP7 projects dealing with research as well as dissemination tasks, including organization of conferences, expert and stakeholder workshops or policy briefs and handbooks. Ecologic Institute covers a range of projects, presentations and publications, including the fields of Biodiversity, Water and Marine Ecosystem Services.
Ecologic Institute will lead the management and coordination activities of AQUACROSS (WP9 Coordination and Management), along with WP2, Policy Orientation. In addition, Ecologic Institute will support and contribute to the activities of the remaining work packages.