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14 January 2021
During the course of the past few months, MAIA successfully held the first three project organised webinars, which have been deemed a great achievement, as a big number of people joined our online sessions. Along these lines, MAIA is glad to announce that the project's fourth webinar is going to be held already on 25 January 2021. This time around, our team of leading experts is going to discuss the Ecosystem Extent Accounting. The focus is going to be placed on the European ecosystem type ma...
21 December 2020
MAIA is wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous New Year!
10 December 2020
MAIA is eager to announce that the project is to begin the new year with another MAIA-organised webinar. The learning session is going to take place in an online environment on 11 January 2021 and will look into the topic of “Spatial modelling for compiling Ecosystem Services biophysical accounts.” Throughout the webinar, the project’s excellent team of scientists will introduce the spacial aspects of ecosystem services supply and use, while at the same time applying different methods for com...
24 November 2020
MAIA is eager to announce that the project second webinar is going to be held on 14 December 2020, and will tackle upon the topic of Ecosystem Condition. The session is part of a series of planned online discussions.  During the event, MAIA’s leading experts will be investigating the SEEA EA framework on ecosystem condition accounts. Furthermore, the international team working on the project is going to present three different case studies on how to develop ecosystem condition accounts....
20 November 2020
The UK Natural Capital has published a statistical bulletin on the estimations for financial and societal value of natural resources to people in the United Kingdom. The natural capital accounts are experimental statistics, which, however, provide impactful data on the relation between natural world, people and economy. The bulletin presents thirteen service accounts, accommodating assessments of the supplied quality and value services in the UK. The estimations together with the outcomes are di...
16 November 2020
A new MAIA-supported research paper is now available in the Environmental Science & Policy Journal. The article looks into linking biodiversity into national economic accounting with a specific focus on the implementation of biodiversity indicators to the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA).  Biodiversity is proven to have crucial impact to human well-being and the maintenance of ecosystem services flows, especially in times of distu...
30 October 2020
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting - Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EA) is an integrated statistical framework providing information about measures, changes and vital conditions of ecosystems. The conceptual work links this information to measures of economic and human activity.  To better understand the purpose and use of the SEEA EA, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting announced the global consultation on the complete draft of the SEEA...
15 October 2020
MAIA held its Consortium meeting in an online environment on 13 October 2020. All project partners along with a number of external participants from the EU Commission and EUROSTAT, gathered to discuss MAIA’s recent achievements, challenges and upcoming updates. The first half of the meeting was dedicated to a deliberation of the reached accomplishments during the past project year. However, the emergence of the Covid-19 global pandemic showed to be challenging as it posed a great deal of limi...
14 October 2020
MAIA is announcing the project's first webinar, which will be held on 26 October 2020. The webinar will be part of a series of planned online discussion units, during the following six months. The topics will be related to each of the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting and natural capital, with a greater focus on selected thematic aspects. The first webinar is an introduction to the SEEA Ecosystem Accounting framework, model, measurement and data requirements for compiling Ecosystem Accounts, and the...