Project part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)

The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

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Ecosystem services impact assessment of management measures

This tool provides an easy methodology to scan the impact of a management measure on the ecosystem service supply by the altered environment. The methodology is based on the habitat changes caused by the measure in combination with the ES supply per habitat. Co-benefits are indicated by comparing the expected impacts with the development targets.

The excel file is a step by step guide to apply the ES assessment on any management measure. Some basic information has to be filled in and the user gets the result of the impact assessment on ecosystem services presented in a table. Also the intermediate steps are presented in the file. The methodology is refined in a final stage of the project to make it easier to use. Note that the TIDE measures were examined in a slightly different way.

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