Ecosystem Services Assessment for Informed Decision Making
Short or summer course
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.
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The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
Basic training in science at college level
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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