Changing uses and values of marine ecosystem services in the Norwegian Arctic

Marine ecosystem services are under increasing pressure from competing human uses, such as aquaculture, shipping, energy production, conservation, fishing, tourism and recreation. Climate change causing sea level rise and warming put additional pressures on these systems, but also cause spatial redistribution and thus change in commercial and other human activities.

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MarES recognizes that global changes in climate and human activities may affect utilization of marine ecosystem services (ES) in the northernmost part of Norway. 

A presentation based on a survey in the research project " Non-commercial values attached to marine resources in the coastal zone."

The economic valuation of ecosystem services is complex as;

"Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts."

Albert Eistein

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