Goods and services and marine spatial planning

Marine spatial planning: We assess ecosystem services and benefits for society in terms of provisioning (food, raw materials), regulation (climate change, nutrients) and cultural aspects.

The ecosystem functions that contribute to these services and the anthropogenic pressures and impacts on the natural environment that affect these functions are also areas that we study.

We also identify areas for the development of new activities such as the production of renewable energy, aquaculture, and conflicts between new and traditional uses undergo analysis, with the aim of optimizing the exploitation of natural resources.

We advise public administrations in the establishment of comprehensive coastal activity management plans (such as dredging plans and the management of aquaculture activity, or control of discharges into the sea).

We work in:

  • Evaluation and valuation of ecosystem services.
  • New human activities in the marine environment
  • Marine Spatial Planning.