The project

Our Mission

ORBIT is a three-year project commissioned by the Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission to develop resources for European bee inventory and taxonomy.

The overall objective of ORBIT is to create a centralised taxonomic facility that lays the groundwork for the identification of European wild bees that will support other European projects such the EU Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (EU-PoMS), the Preparatory Action for EU Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and Indicators (SPRING project), the Horizon 2020 Europe research projects (POSHBEE, SAFEGUARD), national action plan for pollinators, and finally the European Red List of Bees.

Through ORBIT, the European Commission will make tools accessible to researchers to identify European bees to facilitate a generation of large-scale scientific studies on trait-based biodiversity patterns and responses of wild bee communities to environmental changes that are more generalisable across ecosystems, taxa, and spatial scales in Europe.

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Our team

Denis MICHEZ

Project Manager
UMons
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Paolo ROSA

Project Coordinator
UMons
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Koos BIESMEIJER

Ecologist
Naturalis
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Petr BOGUSCH

Taxonomist
University of Hradec Králové
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Jordi BOSCH

Ecologist
CREAF
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Mira BOUSTANI

Ecologist
UMons
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Diego Manuel CEJAS ACUÑA

Molecular Biologist
UMons
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Achik DORCHIN

Taxonomist
Steinhardt Museum
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Guillaume GHISBAIN

Taxonomist
UMons
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Hans Bernhard JACOBI

Ecologist
ULB
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Max KASPAREK

Taxonomist
Editor of Zoology in the Middle East
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Michael KUHLMANN

Taxonomist
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
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Patrick LHOMME

Ecologist
UMons
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Jessica LITMAN

Taxonomist
Muséum d’histoire naturelle Neuchâtel


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Kevin MAEBE

Molecular Biologist
UGent
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Andreas MÜLLER

Taxonomist
Institute of Agricultural Sciences Zurich
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Alain PAULY

Taxonomist
UMons
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Adrien PERRARD

Taxonomist
Usorb
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Simon POTTS

Ecologist
URead
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Christophe PRAZ

Taxonomist
CSCF – Université de Neuchâtel
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Marino QUARANTA

Ecologist
CREA
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Vladimir RADCHENKO

Taxonomist
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
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Pierre RASMONT

Taxonomist
Head of Department UMons

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Claus RASMUSSEN

Taxonomist
AU
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Sara REVERTÉ SAIZ

Ecologist
UMons
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Stuart P.M. ROBERTS

Ecologist
ULB
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Guy SMAGGHE

Entomologist
UGent
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Jan SMIT

Taxonomist
Private
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Jakub STRAKA

Taxonomist
Charles University in Prague
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Michaël TERZO

Taxonomist
UMons
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Bogdan TOMOZII

Ecologist
MNSB
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Ahlam SENTIL

Ecologist
UMons
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Nicolas VEREECKEN

Ecologist
ULB
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Thomas J. WOOD

Taxonomist
UMons
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