Research Projects Ina Maren Sieber

  • SMILES - Enhancing Small-Medium IsLands resilience by securing the sustainability of Ecosystem Services
    The aim of this action is to provide a platform for coordinated interdisciplinary research on several aspects of mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in small and medium European Islands in order to synthesize and strengthen the knowledge base for conservation of island realms and contribute to their sustainable development.
    Led by: Ioannis Vogiatzakis (Open University of Cyprus)
    Team: Benjamin Burkhard, Ina Sieber
    Year: 2022
    Funding: EU COST
    Duration: 22.09.2022 - 21.09.2026
  • MOVE-ON: From case studies to anchor projects - Setting the ground to advance MAES in Europe’s overseas
    The ongoing work on MOVE (which this consortium is running) has already showed that the steps forward in the implementation of MAES (Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services) in the European Overseas involve (i) tailoring existing methodologies, or develop new ones, taking into account common specificities and needs, (ii) providing opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaborative work and (iii) promoting the involvement of decision makers in initiatives with practical relevance.
    Led by: Artur Gil (University of the Azores)
    Team: Ina Sieber, Paula Rendón, Benjamin Burkhard
    Year: 2019
    Funding: European Commission
    Duration: 01.05.2020 - 30.04.2023
  • ECOSEO: Ecosystemic Services Observatory of the Guiana Shield
    Main aims of ECOSEO are: 1) Definition of a transnational strategy for the conservation and valorisation of ecosystem services and associated socioeconomic benefits; 2) Identification, monitoring and communication about the main ecosystem services shared at the regional scale (water, biodiversity, carbon); and 3) Improve access to data & information on land cover/use and ecosystem conditions at the regional level.
    Led by: Philippe Thibault (WWF French Guyana)
    Team: Benjamin Burkhard, Ina Sieber
    Year: 2018
    Funding: European Union, Water Basin Office Guyana
    Duration: 01/2018 - 12/2020
  • MOVE: Facilitating MAES to support regional policy in OVerseas Europe: mobilizing stakeholders and pooling resources
    The general objectives of MOVE are to (1) build a collaborative network of local agents from a significant number of EU Outermost regions, EU Overseas countries and territories and mainland Europe teams, in order to (2) engage stakeholders in identifying local priorities for the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) and (3) collaborating in the development of case studies addressing those priorities.
    Led by: José Azevedo (University of the Azores)
    Team: Benjamin Burkhard, Ina Sieber
    Year: 2018
    Funding: European Commission
    Duration: 01.04.2018 - 31.03.2021
  • ESMERALDA – Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and Decision mAking)
    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.
    Led by: Benjamin Burkhard (project coordinator)
    Team: Sabine Bicking, Ina Sieber, Kristin Kuhn, Anne Piechulla, Bastian Steinhoff-Knopp
    Year: 2017
    Funding: EU Horizon 2020
    Duration: 02.2015 - 07.2018