Provide a central hub for aquatic ecosystem restoration science and practice in the UK;

Conduct and promote research on the restoration of aquatic ecosystems, habitats and threatened species;

Provide ‘best practice’ examples of successful sustainable and ecologically sound restoration projects;

Influence aquatic conservation practice and policy in the UK to ensure it is better underpinned by science;

Help practitioners and managers achieve policy targets;

Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the field of aquatic conservation to improve the uptake of research by practitioners.