GLOBIO contributions at ESP Europe Conference ‘21

Jun 23, 2021 | News

GLOBIO’s team presents at ESP Europe

From the 7th to the 10th June, the 3rd Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Europe conference took place in Tartu, Estonia. The ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem service scientists, policy makers an practitioners working on the integration of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration or sustainable management. The theme of this year’s Europe conference was ‘Ecosystem Services Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes’.

GLOBIO’s team was represented with two contributions, both during the session “T4c – Innovation in ES mapping: Sharing experiences from spatial analysis, visualization, communication and user engagement” on Thursday 10 June.

The presentation “Modelling landscape aesthetic quality on global scale: GLOBIO ES-LAQ” by Alexandra Tisma ( concerned the development of a sub module of GLOBIO-ES, focusing on landscape aesthetic quality as part of the modelling of cultural ecosystem services. The presentation laid out the structure and justification of the model as well as depicted first global results.

The presentation “A comparative analysis of spatial assessment methodologies for urban ecosystem services” by Milan Loreti ( shared the background and results of a comparison of urban ecosystem service assessment tools. The presentation highlighted the need and importance of such comparative analyses, especially for the urban environment.

Both presentations were well received by the hosts as well as the public, followed by interesting questions and feedback. Furthermore, the insights of the presentations helped stimulating a subsequent panel discussion revolving around the benefits and drawbacks of mapping exercises and data representation through maps.

GLOBIO contributions at ESP Europe Conference ‘21