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Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and Decision mAking

Objective

Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services (ES) are core to the EU Biodiversity (BD) Strategy. They are essential if we are to make informed decisions. Action 5 sets the requirement for an EU-wide knowledge base designed to be: a primary data source for developing Europe’s green infrastructure; resource to identify areas for ecosystem restoration; and, a baseline against which the goal of ‘no net loss of BD and ES’ can be evaluated. In response to these requirements, ESMERALDA aims to deliver a flexible methodology to provide the building blocks for pan-European and regional assessments. The work will ensure the timely delivery to EU member states in relation to Action 5 of the BD Strategy, supporting the needs of assessments in relation to the requirements for planning, agriculture, climate, water and nature policy. This methodology will build on existing ES projects and databases (e.g. MAES, OpenNESS, OPERAs, national studies), the Millennium Assessment (MA) and TEEB. ESMERALDA will identify relevant stakeholders and take stock of their requirements at EU, national and regional levels. The objective of ESMERALDA is to share experience through an active process of dialogue and knowledge co-creation that will enable participants to achieve the Action 5 aims. The mapping approach proposed will integrate biophysical, social and economic assessment techniques. Flexibility will be achieved by the creation of a tiered methodology that will encompass both simple (Tier 1) and more complex (Tier 3) approaches. The work will exploit expert- and land cover-based methods, existing ES indicator data and more complex ES models. As a result the outcomes will be applicable in different contexts. The strength of the ESMERALDA consortium lies in its ability to make solutions for mapping and assessment problems available to stakeholders from the start of the project, because our expertise allows us to build on existing research projects and data sharing systems.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 268 125

Participants (38)

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 226 250
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 350
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 161,84
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 158 750
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS GEODESY AND GEOGRAPHY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 38 750
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 3
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRUM VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI

Participation ended

Czechia
EU contribution
€ 3 577,80
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VOOR DUURZAME ONTWIKKELING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 500
Address
Adamsdreeef 12
6716 MC Ede
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
Antonijas Iela 3-8
LV-1010 Riga
Activity type
Other
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 69 162,50
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
2000 Szentendre
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 65 625
Address
Klebelsberg Kuno Utca 3
8237 Tihany
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 65 625
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 68 162,50
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 375
Address
Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 64 625
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 60 687,50
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 68 125
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Malta
EU contribution
€ 59 375
Address
Corradino Hill Main Campus
PLA 9032 Paola
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 66 125
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATURVARDSVERKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 487,50
Address
Virkesvaegen 2
106 48 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 53 125
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FABIS CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 177 603,16
Address
The Paddocks Chestnut Lane
NG11 0AE Barton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEPARTMENT OF ARTS, HERITAGE AND THE GAELTACHT
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
New Road, Killarney
Co Kerry Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Namestie Ludovita Stura 1
81235 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MYKOLO ROMERIO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Ateities G 20
08303 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 301
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 76 422,20
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Novi Trg 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
HRVATSKA AGENCIJA ZA OKOLIS I PRIRODU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Radnicka Cesta 80
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERE DU DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DES INFRASTRUCTURES
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Place De L'europe 4
2940 Luxembourg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)