Marbefes

Arctic, Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean seas

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2022

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INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK (IO PAN), Akvaplan Niva AS APN, E-Science European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research LW ERIC, Stichting Hummel Foundation for Sustainable Solutions HuFoSS, nternational Estuarine & Coastal Specialists LTD IECS, Klaipedos Universitetas, The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs CEFAS, Tartu Ulikool, Universidad de Salamanca, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, University College Dublin National University of Ireland, Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Geologie si Geoecologie Marina - GeoEcoMar, Universidad de Cantabria, Fundacion Instituto de Hidraulica Ambiental de Cantabria, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificias M.P., Alfred Wegener Institut Helmholtz Zentrum fur Polar Und Meeresforschung, Universita degli Studi di Trento, University of East Anglia, Abo Akademi, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Nova Blue Environment, BC3.

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The MARBEFES (MARine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning leading to Ecosystem Services) EU project aims to deepen our understanding of the intricate relationship between marine biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and the delivery of ecosystem services and societal benefits. The primary goal of MARBEFES is to deepen our understanding of the relationship between marine biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and the provision of ecosystem services and societal benefits. By advancing knowledge in this area, the project aims to develop ecological, economic, and socio-cultural valuation tools to inform policy and governance decisions regarding the sustainable use of marine resources.

ARIES is primarily involved in the ecological, social and economic valuation as well as in the integration and scenarios part of the project. ARIES is used as an integrated modelling platform to harmonize available and independently developed data to provide spatial-temporal analysis of local to regional scale changes in coastal and marine natural capital and ecosystem services under various scenarios.

From our central hub at the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) we conduct inint activities with more than 20 countries. Those activities notably take the form of a portfolio of 12 projects each year, a selection of which is shown on this map. A number of government agencies, universities and NGOs in partnership for research and training = our preferred modes of international collaboration - complete this view of our worldwide presence on the ground.