Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services (OpenNess)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

OpenNESS is an European Union 7th framework programme that started 1.12.2012 and will end 31.5.2017 (duration 54 months). The Urban Ecology Research Group (UERG) in the Department of Environmental Sciences will take part of sustainable urban planning case study. There are four urban cases around Europe (Finland, Norway, Slovakia, Spain). Professor Jari Niemelä is a case study leader and I am working as a researcher in the project. The case study is Sibbesborg master plan area. OpenNESS adopts a transdisciplinary research approach, which includes stakeholders in defining research objectives and strategies, and enhancing learning processes between research producers and end-users of scientific knowledge.

OpenNESS is coordinated by Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The consortium of OpenNESS programme consists of 35 partners from 14 different European countries and four from ICPC countries (India, Brazil, Argentina and Kenya).
Effective start/end date01/12/201231/12/2013