OPERATIONAL POTENTIAL OF
ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH APPLICATIONS

Our Objectives

"...Improve scientific knowledge and understanding of how multiple drivers and existing and foreseen ecosystem management under EU regulatory frameworks change ES/NC..."

"... Explore, demonstrate and validate mechanisms, instruments and best practices that will serve to maintain and enhance a sustainable flow of a broad range of services from ecosystems while preserving their ecological value and biological diversity..."

"...Further qualify and quantify the trade-offs and synergies between ecosystem traits and functioning, associated ES/NC and their social and economic values in Europe and globally..."

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Project objectives

1. Improve scientific knowledge and understanding of how multiple drivers and existing and foreseen ecosystem management under EU regulatory frameworks change ES/NC;

2. Explore, demonstrate and validate mechanisms, instruments and best practices that will serve to maintain and enhance a sustainable flow of a broad range of services from ecosystems while preserving their ecological value and biological diversity;

3. Further qualify and quantify the trade-offs and synergies between ecosystem traits and functioning, associated ES/NC and their social and economic values in Europe and globally;

4. Improve and modify existing integrated decision-support tools and instruments to better capture and represent the concepts of ES/NC

5. Provide policymakers and stakeholders with transparent and clear guidelines on improved effective and cost-efficient multi-level ES/NC governance structures and practical management measures;

6. Develop, apply and test protocols to generate consistent and coherent spatially and temporally sensitive bio-physical and socio-economic ES/NC datasets and policy indicators;

7. Ensure the long-term perennity of key databases and other major products of the research.