Improving the management of Atlantic Landscapes: accounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services

ALICE will develop an integrated approach considering the relationships between human activities (social and economic aspects), ecosystem service provisioning and coastal and terrestrial biodiversity. The project aims at protecting biodiversity while assuring human activities through the implementation of Blue and Green Infrastructures to adapt to climate change.

Multi sectoral participation will take place through an innovative participatiory process fostering local knowledge and the involvement of relevant stakeholders (institutions, private and public, NGOs, civil society).

Ecosystem services modelling tools; Spain case study in detail; Partners latest activities...

Activities will be developed by:

  • – Four Case Studies to address the common problems of natural resource management at a catchment scale.
  • – Combining a range of satellite images, Geographical Information System data and modelling frameworks to map aquatic and terrestrial vegetation formations and ecological processes;
  • – Enhancing the predictive capacity by using a multi-model platform;
  • – Social Learning between researchers and local stakeholders;

CASE STUDIES

WORK PACKAGES

WP1 – Coordination
WP2 – Communication
WP3 – Capitalization
WP4 – Improving biodiversity characterisation using remote sensing under different global change scenarios
WP4 – Simulation of Land Use and Land Cover Changes 
WP5 – Improving biophysical models to link terrestrial, riverine and coastal interfaces
WP6 – Ecosystem Services characterisation
WP7 – Delivery of Ecosystem Services and implications for policy makers

OBJECTIVES

– Habitat mapping and hidrological models

 

– Predict social and economic barriers to the delivery of Ecosystem Services

 

– Support a sustainable implementation of Blue-Green Infrastructure Networks

 

Key and Specific objectives

OUTCOMES

– Handbook: Towards collaborative landscape management: Roadmap to a participatory assessment

 

– User friendly tool to support decision-making process in landscape planning

 

Main deliverables

BENEFICIARIES

– Regional and landscape managers

 

– Fisheries, tourism, agriculture and forestry companies

 

– NGOs interested in Blue and Green Infrastructure Networks investment

 

– Scientific community

 

– Policy makers

METHODS

– Scientific data and Remote sensing

 

– Habitat mapping

 

– Hidrology modelling

 

– Scenario modelling for Land Use and Land Cover

 

– Participatory Learning