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Ecosystem Services Assessment for Informed Decision Making

Short or summer course

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This course is intended to deliver a tool useful in practice that combines and integrates biophysical and social-economic aspects of ecosystem services in developing a systematic and holistic assessment of the role and contribution of ecosystems to human society. In terms of contents, the course is composed of:

-          The ecosystem services framework and relevance to sustainable development

-          Types of ecosystem services assessment, metrics, and contexts of application

-          The demand and supply framework for ecosystem services

-          Biophysical assessment of ecosystem services

-          Socio-economic assessment of ecosystem services

-          Spatial mapping of ecosystem services

-          Tools for ecosystem services

-          Procedure for developing ecosystem services assessment 

-          Case studies


The course combines diverse didactic approaches, particularly, a field trip integrated with a group assignment in practicing and developing an ecosystem service assessment for a focal area linked to policy such as room for river projects in the Netherlands. It will also include a roleplay game for managing a mangrove ecosystem in relation to economic development such as tourism, participatory decision-making, and inclusive development.






12 days

ECTS credits


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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 3,500

€ 3,500


Application requirements

Basic training in science at college level

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Tuition fees  
€ 3,500
€ 3,500
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
16 Sep '24 16 Aug '24 16 Aug '24


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Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

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2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

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