International activity We work connected to the world We are a centre of expertise in the Mediterranean region, and an international reference in research on biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, global change and earth observation. In the last years we have consolidated our participation and leadership in projects from EU and other international research programmes. International networksThe current and future challenges in science involve transversal work and cooperation between scientific research centres, institutions and international organisations. At CREAF we are members of some of the leading global networks in our fields of knowledge. Complete list of international networks CREAF's most outstanding collaborations with global networks Intergovernmental platform for biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES CREAF researcher: Lluís Brotons Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC CREAF researcher: Jofre Carnicer Biodiversity Alternet CREAF researcher: Joan Pino European Bird Census Council EBCC CREAF researchers: Lluís Brotons, Sergi Herrando European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme eBMS CREAF researcher: Yolanda Melero Ecosystem functioning European Forest Institute EFI CREAF researcher: Josep M. Espelta Society for Ecological Restoration SER + SER Europe CREAF researchers: Pilar Andrés, Vicenç Carabassa, Xavier Domene, Josep M Espelta, Guille Peguero,Josep Peñuelas, Àngela Ribas, Santi Sabaté Water Europe CREAF researcher: Lluís Pesquer Global change Euromontana European Association of Mountain Areas CREAF researcher: Bernat Claramunt International Union of Forest Research Organizations IUFRO CREAF researchers: Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Josep Peñuelas, Lluís Pesquer Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change Medecc CREAF researchers: Enrique Doblas, Josep Peñuelas Network for European Mountain Research Nemor CREAF researcher: Bernat Claramunt Earth observation American Geophysical Union AGU CREAF researcher: Josep Peñuelas European Open Science Cloud Association EOSC CREAF researcher: Joan Masó Group on Earth Observations GEO CREAF researcher: Joan Masó Open Geospatial Consortium Open Geospatial Consortium CREAF researcher: Joan Masó International collaborationsOur commitment to promoting quality scientific research that is useful to society and has an impact on political decision-making has led us to collaborate with local and international organisations around the world. Thanks to this joint work, we promote benchmark science to address the environmental challenges of 21st century society. CREAF's most outstanding global collaborations Global Coalition United for Biodiversity Union for the Mediterranean UfM The International Strategy of CREAF is part of the Severo Ochoa “ULandscape” funded in 2019 by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to support Research Centres of Excellence.