The Network of Networks Concept
The International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Species (INVASIVESNET) is a new bottom-up initiative created by concerned scientists aimed at developing a sustainable global network of networks on IAS. The Association will be formed by linking interested stakeholders and their networks including scientists and citizens, international and national expert working groups and initiatives, database managers, editorial boards of thematic open access journals, interested environmental agencies, practitioners and managers, affected and responsible industries, non-governmental environment protection organizations and educational bodies. The association will work as a community of practice, allowing networking opportunities, knowledge sharing and learning for each participant. This will promote more coordinated and managed ways to co-operate and to openly communicate research results so that IAS management can be more efficiently transferred among all levels.