Recent research projects
ESMERALDA – Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and Decision mAking)
|Supervisor:||Benjamin Burkhard (project coordinator)|
|Researcher:||Sabine Bicking, Ina Sieber, Kristin Kuhn, Anne Piechulla, Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp|
|Duration:||02.2015 - 07.2018|
|Funded by:||EU Horizon 2020|
Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, University of Madrid, University of Nottingham, University of Trento, Pensoft, Free University of Amsterdam, Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Global Change Research Centre UVGZ, Foundation for Sustainable Development FSD, ETH Zürich, Baltic Environmental Forum, Regional Environmental Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Bucharest, UNEP WCMC, Paris-Lodron University Salzburg, University of Poznan, Institute for Environmental & Agricultural Science & Research, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, University of Copenhagen, Naturvårdsverket SEPA, Joint Research Centre JRC, Fabis Consulting, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA, Tel Aviv University, Nature, Biodiversity and Landscape Protection Directorate Ministry of Environment Slovakia, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Mykolas Romeris University, University of Patras, Cyprus Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services (ES) are core to the EU Biodiversity (BD) Strategy. 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.