Well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural science and economics

Kari Hyytiäinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Total budget:
EUR 2 million

3 years;

BalticAPP is a BONUS project that studies both the supply and demand of marine ecosystem services across the entire Baltic Sea region in a spatially and temporally detailed manner.

The first key objective is to identify long-term strategies for safeguarding a sustained supply of ecosystem services that support sea dependent lifestyles and wellbeing in the Baltic Sea region under anticipated climate and socio-economic developments.

The second key objective is to utilize the concept of ‘Citizen Science’ and recent developments in information technology to experiment innovative, low-cost methods to acquire spatially and temporally detailed data on the demand of cultural ecosystem services.

These applications provide the research community and policymakers information on the consumption patterns and hotspot areas of recreation and other cultural ecosystem services, and fill in knowledge gaps related to those ecosystem services that are particularly important for wellbeing.

Information about BalticAPP and the 2015 BONUS projects can also be found on the BONUS website.

Link to official project webpage

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