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Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications

Objective

Human use and exploitation of the biosphere is increasing at such a pace and scale that the sustainability of major ecosystems is threatened, and may not be able to continue to function in ways that are vital to the existence of humanity. Re-framing environmental resource use has led to the emergence of the concepts of ecosystem services (ES) and natural capital (NC). This discourse indicates not only a change in our understanding of planetary functions at the ecosystem scale, but also a fundamental shift in how we perceive the relationship between people and the ecosystems on which they depend. OPERAs (OPERATIONAL POTENTIAL OF ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH APPLICATIONS) aims to improve understanding of how ES/NC contribute to human well-being in different social-ecological systems in inland and coastal zones, in rural and urban areas, related to different ecosystems including forests and fresh water resources. The OPERAs research will establish whether, how and under what conditions the ES/NC concepts can move beyond the academic domain towards practical implementation in support of sustainable ecosystem management. OPERAs will use a meta-analysis (systematic review) of existing ES/NC practice to identify knowledge gaps and requirements for new policy options and instruments. New insights, and improved or novel tools and instruments, will be tested in practice in exemplar case studies in a range of socio-ecological systems across locales, sectors, scales and time. Throughout this iterative process, available resources and tools will be brought together in a ‘Resource Hub’, a web-based portal that will be co-developed by scientists and practitioners representing different interests and perspectives on the development, communication and implementation of the ES/NC concepts. The Resource Hub will provide the main interface between OPERAs and a ‘Community of Excellence’ (CoE) for continued practice that will benefit from OPERAs outcomes.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
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Alan Kennedy (Mr.)

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STICHTING VU
Netherlands
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€ 894 250
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De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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Peter Verburg (Prof.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
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€ 503 439
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Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
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€ 147 454,50
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Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
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Other
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Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
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€ 630 154,50
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Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
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Lennart Olsson (Prof.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
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€ 628 862
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Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
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Mark Pilbeam (Mr.)
PROSPEX BVBA
Belgium
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€ 416 500
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Vlugestal 6
3140 Keerbergen
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Marc Gramberger (Dr.)
WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
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€ 646 260
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Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
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Research Organisations
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Matthew John Walpole (Dr.)
FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU,AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE
Romania
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€ 276 660
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Sfintii Voievozi 6
010966 Bucharest
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George Cojocaru (Mr.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
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€ 471 489
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Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
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Claire Froomberg (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
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€ 283 500
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Belfield
4 Dublin
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
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Am Neuen Palais 10
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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
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Adrienne Grêt-Regamey (Prof.)
WWF BULGARIA
Bulgaria
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Blvd Tsar Boris Iii 19B Floor 4 5
1612 Sofia
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Maya Bankova-Todorova (Mrs.)
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Romania
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Orieta Hulea (Dr.)
CONSULTORA DE SERVICIOS GLOBALES MEDIOAMBIENTALES SL
Spain
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€ 86 011
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Calle Roger De Lluria Piso 6 118
08037 Barcelona
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José Lascurain (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
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€ 71 830
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Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
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Carla Marques (Dr.)
ECOMETRICA LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 98 217,60
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Orchard Brae House 30 Queensferry Road
EH4 2HS Edinburgh
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BIOTOPE SARL
France
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€ 150 492
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Boulevard Marechal Foch 22
34140 Meze
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IODINE SPRL
Belgium
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€ 91 704
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Dreve Du Rembucher 34
1170 Bruxelles
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Robert Tinch (Dr.)
denkstatt Bulgaria OOD
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€ 86 782
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Dragalevtsi 6Th 19
1415 Sofia
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Boyan Rashev (Mr.)
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH
Indonesia
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Jalan Cifor, Situ Gede
16680 Bogor Barat
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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 160 425
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
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Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

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United Kingdom
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€ 51 344,02
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Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
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Geoffrey Carruth (Mr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
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€ 158 198,40
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Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
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Carsten Dormann (Prof.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
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€ 158 197,20
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Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
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Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
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€ 43 695,98
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The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
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Sarah Hill (Ms.)
OPPLA EEIG
Netherlands
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€ 100 000
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Kreitenmolenstraat 86
5071 BH Udenhout
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Jonathan Porter