Special Issue on Operationalizing ecosystem services in support of ecosystem-based marine spatial planning
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 3区
• 小类 : 海洋学 - 3区
• 小类 : 水资源 - 3区
Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services (CMES) assessment has increasingly arisen as valuable framework to better understand human-environment interactions. In fact, valuation, quantification and mapping of CMES should be of great help to understand the benefits flowing to society from the use of ecosystems. On the other hand, the intensification of anthropogenic activities in the marine environment and in the land-sea interface may impair marine ecosystems essential for maintaining ecosystem services and the benefits society derive from them (Crain et al., 2009; Menegon et al., 2018; Worm et al., 2009).
European environmental policies such as the MSP Directive (EC, 2014) mandates member states for organized and sustainable use of marine resources through an ecosystem-based management approach, in addition under the mechanism of the MSFD (EC, 2008) the assessment of anthropogenic pressures and impacts is needed, including the management of marine ecosystems by achieving Good Environmental Status (GES).
Although in recent years the integration of ES assessment in MSP has shown opportunities to address multiple planning objectives, such as enhancing sustainable use of resources (Ivarsson et al., 2018; White et al., 2012), to promote Blue Growth (Depellegrin et al., 2019; Lillebø et al., 2018), to optimize sea space allocation (Lester et al., 2013; White et al., 2012), or for the refinement of conservation measures (Potts et al., 2014; Rees et al., 2012), the potential application of CMES assessment within MSP still remains a major challenge.
At the European Ecosystem Services Partnership (EU-ESP) Conference 2018 held in San Sebastian (Spain) from 15thto 19thof October a dedicated marine biome session entitled “Operationalizing ecosystem services in support of ecosystem-based marine spatial planning” aimed at addressing challenges in integrating CMES into MSP, by bringing together experts across four European sea basins (Atlantic Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Sea). Final goal of the session was to open the debate around the current state of different methodological approaches focusing CMES assessment and explore current trends in CMES valuation, assessment and mapping in support of MSP and EBM.
In this sense the special issue welcomes contributions related to:
Development and application of conceptual frameworks supporting operational integration of CMES into ecosystem-based MSP.
Methods for ecosystem-based and socio-economic assessment of marine ecosystem goods and services provision and their linkage to MSP.
Application of novel tools for CMES assessment, valuation and mapping in support of MSP.
Integration of ecosystem services assessments in support of Blue Economy and Blue Growth.
Stakeholder engagement in ecosystem service assessment and their role in participatory MSP.
Methodologies for synergies and tradeoffs analysis of CMES to inform MSP
Conceptual frameworks and methods for integration of CMES into risk and impact assessment.