Operationalisation of Natural capital and Ecosystem Services: From concepts to real-world applications (OpenNESS)

OpenNESS-logoOpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making. It examines how the concepts link to, and support, wider EU economic, social and environmental policy initiatives and scrutinizes the potential and limitations of the concepts of ES and NC.

For further information, please go to the OpenNESS website



Over 60 universities, research institutes, agencies and enterprises are developing the Oppla portal as part of a joint activity between the OPERAs and OpenNESS projects. Oppla aims to provide a virtual hub where the latest thinking on natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions is brought together from across Europe. The web portal will provide access to a wide range of resources, drawn from the most innovative communities of science, policy and practice.


Contact person at SYKE

Director of the Environmental Policy Centre Eeva Furman, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, firstname.lastname@environment.fi, tel. +358 295 251 123

Published 2013-11-20 at 13:56, updated 2016-10-18 at 12:37

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