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Welcome to the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) – a virtual center for information and communication on the human uses of marine ecosystems around the world. Please use this portal to explore our extensive database of valuation studies and learn more about our work. Or join our electronic mailing list by emailing info@marineecosystemservices.org.

THE DEEP-SEA WEBINAR SERIES

Hosted by LP

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Our next webinar in the deep-sea series will be on September 16, 2015 at 10am Paris time, 6pm Brisbane time and 4pm Hong Kong time. This webinar will be an all-encompassing look at the "Deep Blue Economy" and will feature Charles GoddardEditorial Director, Asia Pacific, Economist Intelligence Unit, and Maria Damanaki, the current Global Managing Director for Oceans at The Nature Conservancy.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE "DEEP BLUE ECONOMY" WEBINAR

 To join the event on September 16, you will need a password. Simply enter lowercase mesp.

 


LP’S PODCAST 

You Say Conservation is Good for People: Well, Prove It

This podcast is from Pendleton's keynote speech to the joint French/UK marine ecosystem services meeting in March 2015. He argues that we are spending too much time modelling the hypothetical benefits of marine conservation and not enough time and effort collecting real data that will CONVINCE people that they DO benefit from better marine management. 

Adapted from the VALMER/PANACHE Keynote, March 17, 2015 Torquay. Transcript available hereProduced by Anne Kaup


LEARNING TO SPEAK ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
 

By Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen, Tundi Agardy

The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention both in the public and decision-making arena. The language of Ecosystem Services essentially translates the complexity of ecological processes and functions into descriptors that define the socio-economic-ecological link. To overcome the challenge of scientific and non-scientific communities having to find a common language, it is worth keeping a few key aspects in mind.  READ MORE...


BELOW THE SURFACE: Marine Ecosystem Services: How Is That Valuation Thing Treating You?

By Linwood Pendleton

Well it finally happened ... marine ecosystem services have become trendy and that has some peoples' knickers in a twist.  READ MORE