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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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Operationalising QuickScan in the Cairngorms

On a wet blustery day fifteen local stakeholders met with a seven-person OpenNESS team in Tomintoul, the highest village in the Scottish Highlands. They met to discuss their general knowledge needs in relation to the Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership and specifically to evaluate the utility of geospatial planning software QuickScan and the cascade conceptual framework. Read more »

Photo: Local stakeholder presenting feedback from his breakout group during the QuickScan session at the Crown Estate office in Tomintoul, Scotland

OpenNESS radio interview about valuation of ecosystem services

On the 4th October 2014, the regional radio station of Extremadura interviewed Berta Martín-López from the UAM partner of OpenNESS about the operationalization of the ecosystem services concept in the real world. The programme is called ‘Uncertainty Principle’ and it’s the space for research and science in the Extremadura radio channel. Read more »

Photo: Jorge Solís of Extremadura's regional radio station presents the programme ‘Uncertainty Principle’