ecosystem services

Ecosystem Services (ESs) assessment is increasingly being considered as the constitutive metric to embrace the social, ecological, and economic spheres.

MDPI - Sustainability - Special Issue: Frontiers of Maritime Spatial Planning and Management

In early 2021, the Erasmus+ knowledge flows partnership organised a session to discuss the future of marine spatial planning (MSP) at an international conference.

Marine Policy, Volume 131

In this study, we use PGIS to evaluate and map stakeholders' preferences for seven Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services (MCES) in the Peniche-Nazaré region, located on the west coast of Portugal.

Frontiers in Marine Science

Environmental conservation is currently one of the main objectives of marine management. It is agreed that effective management requires evaluating the tradeoffs between protection and economic costs for negatively impacted maritime activities.

Marine Policy, Volume 124

A new proposed framework to assess sustainability impacts of maritime spatial plans (MSP-SA) utilises the ecosystem service (ES) concept to address the often-lacking social sustainability of the plans.

Ocean & Coastal Management - Volume 208, 1 July 2021, 105577

This article contributes to the accelerating development of methods for sustainability assessment (SA) to support maritime spatial planning (MSP), by proposing an ecosystem services based framework for SA.

WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide a variety of benefits, from food and climate regulation, to the crystal-clear waters and marine landscapes that are the basis for tourism and leisure activities.

Ocean and Coastal management

The study provides an assessment tool that links marine ecosystem components, functions, and services, and graphically represents the assessment process and its results.

Ocean & Coastal Management

The need to bring ecosystem services into strategic decisions and policy design for the governance of social-ecological systems is found to be mutually advantageous within the scientific and political community, as it may lead to better environmen

This report provides a set of key messages on the current use of Europe's seas and its combined effects on the condition of the marine ecosystem.

Management of the sea is increasingly complex, riddled with uncertainty and necessitates involvement from researchers across disciplines and stakeholders from multiple policy and practice sectors.