News

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.
15 November 2021
Between 8 to 9 November 2021, the second National Ecosystem Accounting Germany Conference took place in Hannover, Germany as a cooperation between MAIA, the Leibniz University Hannover, the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the Federal Statistical Office.  On the first Conference day, the newly adapted SEEA EA standard and its implication for the German Ecosystem Accounting were the focus of discussion. Ongoing...
19 October 2021
A recent research article that investigates the ecosystem accounting to support the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is now available in the Ecological Indicators journal. The study has been conducted by MAIA’s coordinator Prof. Lars Hein (Wageningen University, the Netherlands), project manager Nicolas Grondard (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) and project member Dr. Lenny G.J. Van Bussel (Wageningen University, the Netherlands). MAIA’s experts have focused on the Netherlands, for whi...
19 October 2021
MAIA's partners at NINA Oslo are looking for a Researcher in ecological economics for a permanent position. However, should you have recently received your PhD, NINA may consider offering a post-doc position. The requirement for a doctoral degree may also be deviated from. It is an advantage to have knowledge of and /or experience from Norwegian nature management, but this is not a condition. Tasks and Job specifications:  The position will be linked to research on economic instrument...
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