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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 560 750

Participants (19)

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 795
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS GEODESY AND GEOGRAPHY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 121 843,75
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 3
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 875
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 114 750
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 40 150
Address
Panayot Volov Street 2
1038 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 138 537,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 186 375
Address
Havenlaan 88 Bus 73
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 250
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
USTAV VYZKUMU GLOBALNI ZMENY AV CR VVI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 101 500
Address
Belidla 986/4A
603 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRAAL BUREAU VOOR DE STATISTIEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 375
Address
Henri Faasdreef 312
2492 JP Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WCMC LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 750
Address
Huntingdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DES SCIENCES ET INDUSTRIES DU VIVANT ET DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT - AGRO PARIS TECH
France
EU contribution
€ 132 718,75
Address
Rue Claude Bernard 16
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 375
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
EXECUTIVE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
136 Tsar Boris Treti
1618 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SARVISION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 258 962,50
Address
Agro Business Park 10
6708 PW Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATISTISK SENTRALBYRAA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 143 750
Address
Akersveien 26
0177 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESAMT FUR NATURSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Konstantinstrasse 110
53179 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)