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8 April 2022
Slowly stepping out of the COVID-19 restrictions, MAIA organised a workshop on Ecosystem accounting and SEEA EA 2021 on 29 March 2022 in Madrid, Spain. A hybrid format allowed for around 60 people to follow the workshop online and more than 35 MAIA members and stakeholders to attend on site.  The main focus of the workshop was for MAIA partners and the representatives from the various European institutions, such as the European Environment Agency(EEA), the United Nations Statistics Divis...
7 April 2022
Ireland’s leading university, Тhe University of Dublin offers a postdoctoral position in the Department of Botany at Trinity College. The successful candidate will work with Professor Jane Stout on the For-ES project (‘Accounting for Forest Ecosystem Services in Ireland’), funded by the Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine, in partnership with UCD and Coillte.  The new post-doc researcher will be a leading member of the ForES team and will lead the creation of natural capital a...
1 April 2022
SEEA EA is a spatially-based, integrated statistical framework for organising biophysical information about ecosystems, measuring ecosystem services, tracking changes in ecosystem extent and condition, valuing ecosystem services and assets and linking this information to measures of economic and human activity. Therein, the One Ecosystem journal provides a platform for scientists and statisticians to publish newly compiled accounting tables. More information and how to submit a paper you c...
14 March 2022
The MAIA team has the pleasure to announce that the project is going to hold a workshop on Ecosystem Accounting and SEEA EA 2021, where the Immediate action and the road ahead will be the main focus. The hybrid event will take place on 29 March 2022 in Madrid, Spain. Participants can join the complete  workshop on site or online. Registration is required for both onsite and online participation. During the workshop, MAIA partners as well as external members from various European institut...
14 February 2022
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers a vital opportunity to advance scaled-up, integrated approaches that reverse ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss, and climate disruption and deterioration. As such, the available in the Restoration Ecology journal paper Shifting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration from aspiration to reality, provides essential ready to use natural capital approaches to engage with policymakers and stakeholders in a transparent way. The article has been con...
19 January 2022
A recently published paper, looks into how the ecosystem extent is changing by applying a national level accounting approach. The study is available in the Science of The Total Environment journal and has been conducted by a team of leading experts, amongst whom are the MAIA project partners Adrian Bruzon and Fernando Santos-Martin from the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Assessing the spatial and temporal changes in ecosystems is essential to account for natural capital...
17 January 2022
A new MAIA-supported article has been published in the Ecosystem Services journal. The research has been conducted by a team of leading European experts, amongst whom is the MAIA project partner Fernando Santos-Martin (Rey Juan Carlos University). Being titled “National blue carbon assessment in Spain using InVEST: Current state and future perspectives” the paper investigates the high-resolution spatial distribution studies of marine ecosystem services knowledge gaps, by applying the InVEST B...
21 December 2021
This past year, MAIA embarked on an exciting journey, to connect various people with the aim to spread knowledge about the natural capital and ecosystem accounting data across Europe and the MAIA-involved countries. We organised webinar series, published the MAIA Fact Sheets, and even succeeded to meet in person, despite the difficulties and restrictions. Looking forward to 2022, where we hope to fulfill even more achievements! MAIA wishes you all joyful and warm holidays and a prosperous...
20 December 2021
MAIA's coordinator Prof. Lars Hein (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) presented the project during the European Business & Nature Summit 2021, which took place between 30 November and 1 December 2021.  During the event, during the sessions “How businesses can benefit from public sector ecosystem accounts”, Prof. Hein introduced to the audience the goals and objectives of MAIA, as well as the project's online viewer and analytical tool. More about the event you can find here.
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