Yde de Jong was invited to present PESI at the kick-off meeting of the recently started EU FP7 funded BioFresh project (Berlin, 23-26 February 2010). The main objective of the BioFresh project is to improve capacity to protect and manage freshwater biodiversity in the face of ongoing changes to global climate and socioeconomics, bringing together the vast amount of information on freshwater biodiversity currently scattered among a wide range of databases.

PESI is a stakeholder of the BioFresh project and represented in its scientific advisory board.