01.10.2018 – Fruitful discussions on our consortium meeting
Last week the the IMAGINE team met in Tallinn, Estonia. We agreed upon a work agenda for the next project period.
Within the coming months, we will focus on the ecological aspects of ES and GI, but also on social and governance topics. We will work closely with stakeholders (e.g. on social valuation of ES and GI) as well as with policy and other experts (e.g. to analyse (in)coherence between different GI policy areas). This information will finally feed into our planned decision-support tool, which aims at adaptive landscape planning of GI.
Our consortium meeting started out on Monday with discussions about the state of work with Case Study Sites. Today we continue with overviews about the different WPs, focusing on both the ecological and social aspects of GI and ES.
20.09.2018 – Upcoming event: IMAGINE team meets soon in Tallinn
Next week, from 24th to 28th of September, the IMAGINE team will meet in Tallinn, Estonia. We will discuss project progress and set our goals for the next working period.
We are also going to have special training sessions to support implementing our thematic approaches, e.g. the Policy Coherence Matrix, GI & ES social valuation with stakeholders and the Bayesian Belief Network model for developing a spatially explicit decision-support toolbox for Green Infrastructure. Check out also our Twitter space!
21.05.2018 – Two new method’s papers published
How to work with experts to assess ecosystem services (ES)? How about assessing ecosystem
disservices (EDS) based on expert scorings?
Have a look at our two new articles, based on case studies in France:
- Ecosystem disservices assessment: Campagne et al. (2018)
Using an expert-based matrix approach, the capacity of ecosystem types of the Scarpe-Escaut Regional Natural Park (France) to both provide ES and generate EDS was assessed.
- Applying an expert-based matrix approach for ecosystem services assessment: Campagne and Roche (2018)
The article builds on existing literature and experience acquired through the production of several ES matrices in several ES assessments carried out in France. A 7-step methodology is proposed, for the expert-based matrix approach that aims to promote cogency in the method and coherency in the matrices produced.
26.03.2018 – Joint IMAGINE-UrbanGaia meeting in Belgium
A joint meeting with the UrbanGaia project took place from 19th to 22nd of March in Ghent. It was a really intensive and productive week full with discussions! We discussed different options for synergies between these two Eranet Biodiversa projects, in terms of various possibilities, e.g. potential joint communication planning and comparative case analyses.
12.01.2018 – First IMAGINE-article is out!
The paper analyses different concepts of ecosystem integrity and ecosystem condition as well as their links to sustainability. Check it out here: Roche and Campagne (2017) in Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability.
27.11.2017 – Second IMAGINE meeting in Norway
03.04.2017 – IMAGINE kick-off in France
The IMAGINE project officially kicked off from 29th to 31st March 2017 in Sète, France.