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Published 17.12.2019

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MOVE

Facilitating MAES to support regional policy in OVerseas Europe: mobilizing stakeholders and pooling resources


Azores

La Reunion

 | Public Project

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MOVE pilot project is coordinated by FRCT, with the regional collaboration of the Regional Directorate for the Environment and the University of the Azores.
The FRCT has extensive experience in coordinating and participating in European programs in different areas. FRCT was the coordinator of NetBiome CSA project and regional coordinator of the Macaronesian Hub of the BEST III project, promoting successfully the involvement of multiple partners and stakeholders from European entities in the area of tropical and subtropical biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy urges Member States to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory.

MOVE pilot project intends to involve policy makers, researchers and the civil society in the development of methodologies for mapping and assessing the state of ecosystems and their services in ORs and OCTs.

The project will start by assessing the state of the art of the MAES (Mapping and Assessing Ecosystem Services) exercise within the participating overseas regions, and by inventorying and motivating the human and material capacities present in each of them. In addition to producing a tangible contribution for the MAES exercise, this project aims to demonstrate the possibility and the added value of a bottom-up approach, involving and capacitating local actors.If successful, this project will allow testing and implementing the MAES methodology in different regions of the world, providing methodologies and good practice guidelines and contributing to a worldwide EU leadership in this area.

 

Other european and international partners

  • FRCT- FUNDO REGIONAL PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA (AZORES – PORTUGAL)
  • ULL- UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA (CANARY ISLANDS – SPAIN)
  • WOLFS COMPANY – COÖPERATIE WOLFS COMPANY U.A (CARIBBEAN – HOLLAND)
  • IRD-INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT (NEW CALEDONIA – FRANCE)
  • LUH – GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER (GERMANY)
  • UAM – UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID (SPAIN)
  • SAERI- SOUTH ATLANTIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (BRITISH ISLANDS– UNITED KINGDOM)
  • UNITN – UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO (ITALY)
  • UNIVERSITE DE LA REUNION (REUNION – FRANCE) ESPACE-DEV – ERWANN LAGABRIEL
  • NEB – NOVA BLUE ENVIRONMENT (MARTINIQUE – FRANCE)
  • ABAS – ASOCIACIÓN BIODIVERSIDAD ATLÁNTICA Y SOSTENIBILIDAD (CANARY ISLANDS – SPAIN)
  • UOP- UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • CIRAD – CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT (FRENCH GUIANA)
  • INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM (HOLLAND)