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PEMSEA Webinar on Valuation of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services

Published: 10 June 2016

The term “Ecosystem Services” is increasingly used throughout the domains of both academia and management. However, it is easy to lose sight of both the meaning and purpose of this term. This webinar aims to clarify the cutting edge thinking on what Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services are, and to provide the most recent examples of their application. To provide context the origins and evolution of the ecosystem service approach will be presented, from its early definition in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, through its re-classifications and conceptual developments (including TEEB, CICES and NEA), to conclude with an analytical overview of the most recent marine ecosystem services classifications. The benefits and barriers of applying the Ecosystem Service approach in a practical management context will then be examined, including a broad range of real world case study examples. In line with the current growth in research and policy demands a focus on the spatial mapping of ecosystem services, and their use in marine spatial planning will be provided. Both successes and failures in assessment and application will be explored, and from these future recommendations will be reviewed. 

Webinar by Dr Nicola Beaumont, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

PEMSEA Webinar on Valuation of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services from PEMSEA on Vimeo.


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