From marine ecosystem accounting to integrated governance
for sustainable planning of marine and coastal areas
From marine ecosystem accounting to integrated governance for sustainable planning of marine and coastal areas

Ecosystems accounting

The aim is to develop and test the Natural Capital Accounting concept in the Baltic Sea region using high resolution datasets.

The main idea is to develop a framework of accounting that: involves ecosystem services with economic sectors, includes different types of ecosystem services in the marine ecosystem accounting framework and incorporates participatory learning approaches in developing the accounting models.

Such framework also adopts and promotes environmental systems’ thinking and avoids continuous and systematic degradation of the environment.