Oppla is a new virtual hub where the latest thinking on nature-based solutions is brought together from across Europe.
It is currently in development and will be launching in September 2016.
Oppla will provide access to a wide range of resources, drawn from the most innovative communities of science, policy and practice - within and beyond the environmental sector.
The purpose of Oppla is simple: to be a ‘one stop shop’ for the latest knowledge and good practice. Whether you’re an expert or a newcomer to nature-based solutions, Oppla will help you to find useful advice, tools and techniques, quickly and easily.
Oppla has ambition to grow into Europe’s foremost platform for sharing environmental knowledge, where the outputs of research can achieve greater impact. It will feature a marketplace for promoting useful products and services (both commercial and publicly available), whilst encouraging co-design and innovation. It will also feature a range of networking services, helping members to collaborate and work together across different sectors in developing solutions to today's challenges.
Membership of Oppla will remain free and all services (apart from commercial products) will be free at point of use.
Over 60 universities, research institutes, agencies and enterprises are currently developing the Oppla prototype as part of a joint activity between the OPERAs and OpenNESS projects, funded by the European Commission FP7 Programme.
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