Further core projects
The so-called core projects of the Biodiversity Exploratories (BE) emerged from the project on site selection and the establishment of the exploratories (2006-2008). Since 2008, they have been providing the infrastructure and collecting important basic information on land use, diversity and ecosystem processes (long-term monitoring) for all projects. They also coordinate cross-project activities such as various large-scale experiments.
Core project 5 to 10
In spring 2020, the sixth project phase began, which will last until March 2023.
In the BE, there are currently a total of ten core projects and 32 sub-projects (as well as eleven with a cost-neutral extension). In addition to the core projects 1 (Central Coordination Office, BEO), 2 (Local Management, LMT), 3 (Instrumentation and Remote Sensing) und 4 (Central Data Management, BExIS), which primarily provide the infrastructure, core projects 5 to 10 also take on research activities, for example in the form of long-term monitoring.