Target 2, Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy stipulates that the member states will map and assess the state of the ecosystems and their services (ES) and promote the integration into the reporting systems at the EU and national level by 2020.
The aim of the project is the further development and implementation of methods for nationwide capture and assessment of ecosystem services. The indicators for monitoring ecosystems and ecosystem services should be specified and qualified, discussed with experts, calculated depending on the requirements and feasibility, implemented cartographically and evaluated statistically.
In addition to the mapping of ES at the federal level and the EU reporting obligations (state and development of ecosystems / ES), the inter-/multidisciplinary implementation and use (e. g., for planning regions of the federal states) should also be noted.
The project is divided into 6 work packages: