Ecosystem Services

NINAs Project Portfolio on Ecosystem Services 

The concept of Ecosystem Services provides us with a new tool to communicate the value of nature, putting nature into a perspective based on human needs. 


Renewable Reindeer

Revising and re-structuring the renewable energy system in Norway while preserving long-term wild reindeer habitat functionality.



Valuation of Urban Ecosystem Services in Oslo

The Oslo OpenNESS case study aims to translate the concepts of natural capital and ecosystem services into operational examples. 



Urban EEA - Urban ecosystem accounting

What is the value of urban nature in the Oslo area?  URBAN EEA maps and values ecosystem services in the Oslo Region, and tests methods for ecosystem accounting at the municipal level. 



Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment.




Linking biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services in the Great Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem – drivers of change, causalities and sustainable management strategies. 

ConSite - Consensus based Siting

ConSite is a tool that combines GIS and dialog with stakeholders in order to ensure optimal siting of infrastructure such as power lines, wind-power plants or fish farms.



Pollination services 

We assess the condition of Norwegian ecosystems and their capacity to generate ecosystem services: The relationship between the landscape, pollination and yield. 





Increasing the awareness of and education in biodiversity and ecosystem services, including awareness of and education on the relationship between biodiversity and climate change, and economic valuation of ecosystems.


Development of methods for assessment and mapping of ecosystem services of marine and inland waters