Making Marine Ecosystem Services Matter by Nicola Beaumont of Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Esther Wolfs of Wolfs Company, and Samir Rosado of the Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute.


Blue Solutions provides a global knowledge network and capacity development platform to collate, share, and generate solutions for effective management and equitable governance of our planet’s marine and coastal living spaces, and to develop capacity for the ocean community on the initiative’s priority topics. For this webinar, presenters will showcase how marine ecosystem service information can be used in conservation and sustainable development decision making. Two Blue Solutions case studies will be featured: “Nature’s contribution to the economy” in Bonaire and “Mapping and valuing ecosystem services for integrated management” in Belize. The webinar will last 75 minutes with extensive time for question and answer with the presenters. About the webinar series: Blue Solutions hosts the marine and coastal portal of the PANORAMA platform – Solutions for a Healthy Planet. This is the first of five PANORAMA webinars that will be hosted by Blue Solutions. Visit us at http://www.bluesolutions.info and www.panorama.solutions. This webinar is also co-sponsored by MPA News, MEAM, OpenChannels, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org).