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OPERATIONALISATION OF NATURAL CAPITAL AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: FROM CONCEPTS TO REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS

Objective

Despite improved understanding of the links between ecosystem health, provision of ecosystem services and human well-being, further conceptual and empirical work is needed to make the ideas of ecosystem services (ESS) and natural capital (NC) operational. OpenNESS will therefore develop innovative and practical ways of applying them in land, water and urban management: it will identify how, where and when the concepts can most effectively be applied to solve problems. To do this, it will work with public and private decision makers and stakeholders to better understand the range of policy and management problems faced in different case study contexts (ranging across locales, sectors, scales and time). OpenNESS will consolidate, refine and develop a range of spatially-explicit methods to identify, quantify and value ecosystem services, and will develop hybrid assessment methods. It will also explore the effectiveness of financial and governance mechanisms, such as payments for ecosystem services, habitat banking, biodiversity offsetting and land and ecosystem accounting. These types of interventions have potential for sustaining ESS and NC, and for the design of new economic and social investment opportunities. Finally, OpenNESS will assess how current regulatory frameworks and other institutional factors at EU and national levels enable or constrain consideration of ESS and NC, and identify the implications for issues related to well-being, governance and competitiveness. OpenNESS will analyse the knowledge that is needed to define ESS and NC in the legal, administrative and political contexts that are relevant to the EU. The work will deliver a menu of multi-scale solutions to be used in real life situations by stakeholders, practitioners, and decision makers in public and business organizations, by providing new frameworks, data-sets, methods and tools that are fit-for-purpose and sensitive to the plurality of decision-making contexts.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
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Maria Koski (Mrs.)

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INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARI SI AMENAJARI SILVICE

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Romania
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Bulevardul Eroilor 128
077190 Voluntari
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Diana Silaghi (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
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Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
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Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
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€ 664 560
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
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Marta Pérez-Soba (Dr.)
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
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€ 177 702
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Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
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Anita Y. Meier (Mrs.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
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€ 678 710
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
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Jan Dick (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
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Linda Pialek (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 314 580
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University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
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Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
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Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
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Margrethe Tingstad (Mrs.)
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Belgium
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Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
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Rue De La Loi 200
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Finland
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Yliopistonkatu 3
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Jari Niemelä (Prof.)
STICHTING EUROPEES CENTRUM VOOR NATUURBESCHERMING
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Reitseplein 3
5037 AA Tilburg
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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
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Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
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OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
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Karolina Ut 29
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Valéria Pásti-Hriczu (Mrs.)
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Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
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Angheluta Vadineanu (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE IN SILVICULTURA MARIN DRACEA
Romania
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077190 Ilfov Voluntari
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Diana Silaghi (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
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Stefanikova 3
814 99 Bratislava
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Zita Izakovičová (Dr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.

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Portugal
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Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
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Rui Ferreira Dos Santos (Prof.)
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UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
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Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
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