Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 calls Member States to map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory with the assistance of the European Commission. This document provides the basis for a common conceptual framework and a toolkit to ensure coherent mapping and assessment across Europe and across scales.
Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) - Analytical framework
Aim of the resource:
<p>This document should be considered as a support tool for Member States when mapping and assessing their national territory, to identify their national priorities and to make use of the proposed common typology of ecosystems and ecosystem services that allows for consistent aggregation across scales and comparison of results.</p>