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Assessment and mapping of ecosystem services

Projekti name: Development of methods for assessment and mapping of ecosystem services of marine and inland waters

Funder: EEA Grants and Norway Grants

Project duration:  july 2014 – december 2015

Project manager: Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation
Aija Kosk, aija.kosk....at....ctc.ee

Partners:

  • Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • University of Tartu, Estonian Marine Institute
  • Institute of Ecology at Tallinn University
  • Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre
  • Estonian Environment Agency
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

These first level outcomes are needed, to move on with the next steps in achieving biodiversity strategic objectives can be taken.

Important part of the project is to disseminate information, to increase public awareness on biodiversity and ecosystem service in Estonia. Since the concept of ecosystem services follows socio-economic approach, there is a high probability that the wider community understands better the need for conservation and protection of ecosystems. Project will be implemented in close cooperation and consultations with the European Union and Norwegian experts. Special attention will be paid to the cooperation with Estonian research institutions and environmental agencies, which allows to achieve better results in the protection of biodiversity at regional level.

Information: http://www.ctc.ee/running/ecosystem