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.