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Mapping and Assessment for Integrated ecosystem Accounting (MAIA)

Mapping and Assessment for Integrated ecosystem Accounting (MAIA)

Objective

MAIA (Mapping and Assessment for Integrated ecosystem Accounting) aims to mainstream natural capital and ecosystem accounting (NCA) in EU member states. MAIA uses the System of Environmental Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EEA) as the methodological basis for NCA. The SEEA EEA provides a consistent framework for analysing and storing information on ecosystem assets and flows of ecosystem services, in both physical and monetary units. The SEEA EEA follows a spatial approach, requiring extensive (spatial) data and models as inputs into the accounts.

In MAIA, a flexible approach will be followed, allowing for adaptation of the SEEA EEA framework to the conditions of individual EU countries. In particular, MAIA will: (i) assess policy priorities for accounting; (ii) test, pilot and mainstream NCA in 10 countries; (iii) test innovative approaches for NCA in the European context; and (iv) support NCA in the EU through various communication and dissemination activities including the development of guidelines, a web-based information system and other facilitating actions. MAIA will involve in-country work in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain but there will be outreach to all EU member states through exchanging data, guidelines and experiences.

The MAIA consortium includes a balanced mix of partners with backgrounds in statistics, ecological modelling and environmental economics, including three statistical agencies. In addition, MAIA has 18 supporting partners including statistical and other government agencies in 10 countries. Institutes with more experience will mentor and assist those with less experience. MAIA partners are involved in a range of other initiatives such as the SEEA London Group, MAES, ESMERALDA and IPBES, and includes partners supporting KIP INCA, which will facilitate exchanging experiences. Overall coordination of MAIA is with Wageningen University.
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 588 250

Participants (17)

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GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 795

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS GEODESY AND GEOGRAPHY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 121 843,75

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 206 250

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 151 875

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 114 750

NATIONAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTE

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 40 150

STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 138 537,50

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 186 375

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 188 250

USTAV VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 101 500

CENTRAAL BUREAU VOOR DE STATISTIEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 110 375

WCMC LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 188 250

INSTITUT DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGRO PARIS TECH

France

EU Contribution

€ 132 718,75

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 133 375

EXECUTIVE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

SARVISION BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 258 962,50

STATISTISK SENTRALBYRAA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 143 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817527

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 002 007,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 002 007,50

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands