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Theme 3 - Kick-off and Workshop on Goods and Services

Location: Plymouth, UK
Event Type: Workshop
Event Date: 2004-06-16    
End Date: 2004-06-18

Event Description:
You can download the minutes of the workshop here.

Marine fauna and flora carry out many ecosystem functions. In anthropocentric terms the fauna and flora provide commodities or goods, such as fish, shellfish and alginates, as well as services such as water cleansing and purification and enhancement of tourism. The goods and services which marine biodiversity provides across Europe need to be fully identified, including the non-use benefits. The workshop output will be a review publication, and will feed directly into the research in Theme 3 to determine the total economic value of marine biodiversity. An understanding of the goods and services provided by marine biodiversity is important in developing management tools for marine ecosystems.

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Event programme:
Theme 3 Start-up workshop Plymouth June 16

Objective: Planning workshop for active theme 3 participants only to

  1. Develop overriding concept for Theme 3
  2. Decision on Responsive Mode Actions
  3. Develop 5 year plan
Participants: Active theme 3 participants only, particularly including socio-economists of partner institutes who were not present at Bruges
Target number of participants: 10-20
Output: Concepts and plans

Workshop 1 Goods and Services Plymouth June 17-18

Objective: Inter-disciplinary review of our current understanding of the goods and services of marine biodiversity provided by marine biodiversity across Europe from social, economic and ecological perspectives.

Participants: Primarily socio-economists and socio-anthropologists but also ecologists interested in collaborating directly with socio-economists
Target number of participants: 20-40
Output: Review publication

We would like registration by May 31st.

Collaborators and organisers:
Melanie Austen

Website url: 

Registration form:

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP5 - Socio-economics

Maximum number of participants: 40

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: No

Posted by Ward on 2004-04-09 and approved by Webmaster