At the beginning of December researchers were gathered in Tromsø to kick off the Project, and discuss economic issues related to those in the Project. Explore the themes of what we spoke about!
Ecosystem services are the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems to human well-being. They support directly or indirectly our survival and quality of life.
MarES recognizes that global changes in climate and human activities may affect utilization of marine ecosystem services (ES) in the northernmost part of Norway.
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.
When the discussions of uses and values are set, these are included in large range of disseminations and topics regarding the coasts and marine ecosystems in 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