Statistics the Netherlands (CBS)

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy. 

Global Change Research Institute CAS (part of The Czech Academy of Sciences (GCCS)

GCCS's main focus is on issues of environmental sciences, and in particular on the problem of global climate change, which by its nature and possible consequences extends beyond the basic thematic segments of atmosphere, ecosystem, and socio-economic system. GCC has become an ecological, sociological and technical problem of the present with a global impact, the solution of which requires profound expert knowledge.

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)

The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research, with broad-based expertise on the genetic, population, species, ecosystem and landscape level, in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal marine environments.

National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria (NSI)

NSI is the Bulgarian state agency responsible for the collection and dissemination of statistical data on the population, economy and environment of the country. The NSS development is founded on the vision that the National Statistical System produces and provides to all user groups high-quality statistical products and services, produced based on harmonized European methodologies and standards and observes the principles of the European Statistics Code of Practice.

University of Patras (UPAT)

The University presently stands well ahead of its original goal, which was to set “a firm model of an Academic institution providing Greece with a highly qualified Alumnae contributing to the society’s development and growth”. Today, the University of Patras enjoys recognition as an Academic Institution with a worldwide impact, attracting thousands of students and a large number of Academic and Research Personnel actively involved in cutting-of-edge science, Innovation and Excellence.

National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIGGG BAS)

The National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography carries out fundamental and applied research in the field of geophysics, seismology, earthquake engineering, geodesy, and geography in order to facilitate the sustainable development of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Institute provides scientific services to governmental and non-governmental bodies, including monitoring and expert information, analyses and assessments.

Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)

Shaping the Future with Knowledge – as one of the nine leading Institutes of Technology in Germany, Leibniz University is aware of its responsibility in seeking sustainable, peaceful and responsible solutions to the key issues of tomorrow. The expertise for this stems from the broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from engineering and natural sciences to architecture and environmental planning, from law and economics to social sciences and humanities.

Wageningen University (WU)

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’ That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research.

Research institute Nature and Forest (INBO)

The Research Institute for Nature and Forest is the Flemish research and knowledge centre for nature and its sustainable management and use. INBO conducts research and supplies knowledge to all those who prepare or make the policies or are interested in them as a stakeholder. Through its scientific research, INBO supports all agencies dealing with open space in the Flemish government, as well as in organisations involved in nature conservation, forestry, agriculture, hunting and fishery. 

Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)

VITO accelerates the transition to a sustainable world. The organisation de-risk innovation for businesses and we strengthen the economic and societal fabric of Flanders, with interdisciplinary research and large-scale pilot installations. 

Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN)

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz – BfN) is the German government’s scientific authority with responsibility for national and international nature conservation. BfN is one of the government’s departmental research agencies and reports to the German Environment Ministry (BMUB).

The Agency provides the German Environment Ministry with professional and scientific assistance in all nature conservation and landscape management issues and in international cooperation activities. BfN furthers its objectives by carrying out related scientific research and is also in charge of a number of funding programmes.

Pensoft Publishers (PENSOFT)

Pensoft is an independent academic publishing company, well known worldwide for its novel cutting-edge publishing tools, workflows and methods for text and data publishing of journals, books and conference materials. Through its Research and Technical Development department, the company is involved in various research and technology projects. Pensoft also provides services in website design and development, building of integrated publishing platforms and in science communication.

Statistics Norway (SSB)

Statistics Norway is the national statistical institute of Norway and the main producer of official statistics. The organisation is responsible for collecting, producing and communicating statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. 

World Conservation Monitoring Centre Lbg (WCMC)

WCMC is a UK non-profit organization that is committed to the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity worldwide. Based in Cambridge, WCMC employs more than a hundred specialists in the fields of biodiversity, ecosystem services, economics, information technology, and support services. The WCMC Marine Programme provides interdisciplinary specialist expertise in marine biodiversity related matters, including marine impacts of climate change, ecological and socio-economic assessments of marine issues, marine data collation, management and visualisation, area-bmarine ecosystem services assessment, marine modelling, and marine policy and planning. 

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

SYKE is a multidisciplinary research and expert institute. The most important task is to solve society's most burning questions that have an impact on the environment. SYKE is building a sustainable society and provides necessary information, multidisciplinary expertise and expert services for public and private decision-making.

SarVision (SV)

SarVision is a private company founded and supported by researchers of the Wageningen University. SV is developing and implementing monitoring systems for natural resources management. SarVision integrates radar data from multiple satellite constellations with other sensors, using cutting-edge algorithms and environmental economic accounting models.

Executive Environment Agency (ExEA)

Executive Environment Agency (ExEA) is an administration with the Ministry of Environment and Water to carry out management, coordination and information functions as regards the control and environmental protection in Bulgaria. It designs and manages the National System for Environmental Monitoring for monitoring and information on the state of environmental components and factors on the complete territory of the country.

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC)

The Rey Juan Carlos University promotes research aimed at economic and social development, promoting and enhancing research activity and the dissemination and transfer of knowledge and results to society. The promotion of R + D + i activities is carried out through collaboration with companies and institutions, and participation in national and international calls that allow our researchers to develop their lines of research contributing to the generation, expansion and dissemination of knowledge, and the advancement of science and technology.

Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

The Spanish National Research Council aims at the promotion, coordination, development and dissemination of scientific and technological multidisciplinary research, in order to contribute to the progress of knowledge and economic, social and cultural development; as well as to the training of human resources dedicated to research, and the advice to public and private entitites in these fields.



AgroParisTech, the National Institute of technology for life, food and environmental sciences, is a higher education and research institution aiming at addressing some of the main global challenges of the 21st century: feeding a growing population while sustainably managing territories, preserving natural resources, supporting innovation and developing the bioeconomy.

Advisory board

Stig Johansson

Stig Johansson

Expertise: Policy outreach
Jan-Erik Petersen

Jan-Erik Petersen

Expertise: Accounting, Policy outreach
Davide Geneletti

Davide Geneletti

Expertise: Mapping, modelling
Joachim Maes

Joachim Maes

Expertise: Accounting, mapping
Carl Obst

Carl Obst

Expertise: SEEA/Accounting
Guy Duke

Guy Duke

United Kingdom
Expertise: Natural capital accounting in business

Project coordinator of the EU-VNP-Net project

Rocky Harris

Rocky Harris

United Kingdom
Expertise: Accounting, Policy outreach
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