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  Operationalisation of natural capital and ecosystem services

OpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making. It examines how the concepts link to, and support, wider EU economic, social and environmental policy initiatives and scrutinizes the potential and limitations of the concepts of ES and NC.

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Evaluation of the OpenNESS approach by local people

Last weekend 16 and 17 May, the Cairngorms Nature Festival took place in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. The weekend is organized each year to inspire and engage people to take an interest in the Park. OpenNESS had a stand at the festival to report back the results of the work they have conducted in the area. At the stand, local people could discover the scientific tools employed, and their utility was assessed via an interactive quiz. Read more »

Photo: Social survey quiz

OpenNESS: the results are starting to take shape

The 2nd OpenNESS Annual Meeting took place in Barcelona from 20-24 April 2015 and was hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The aim of the meeting was to review interim results and discuss the next steps in implementing the integrated research design. A special focus was on presenting the 27 OpenNESS case studies, which provided the consortium with valuable insights and inspiring experiences. Read more »

Photo: The meeting took place in the beautiful Casa Convalescència