TUNESinURB - Toward better UNderstanding the Ecosystem Services in URBan environments trough assessment and mapping

Finished Last updated: 10.10.2018
End: feb 2017
Start: aug 2015
TUNESinURB aims to create an ecosystem-based information system on urban ecosystems and their ecosystem services through the application of a set of indicators for assessing and mapping with a view to better understanding and implementation of sectoral policies for device and Development territories.
External project link Project website
Start - end date 01.08.2015 - 28.02.2017
Project manager at Nibio Paul Eric Aspholm
Partners Forest Research Institute – Bulgarian academy of sciences, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, GEOgraphica Ltd.,
Funding source EEA Grants
An essential feature of modern society in the world is rapid, progressive population growth with increased urbanization processes and turbulent pace of development of new technologies, along with the development of advanced technological tools and concepts (UNECE & FAO, 2011). As a consequence of economic development and progress, technological and anthropogenic pressure on nature increases. This causes negative changes in the condition and operation of the components of natural ecosystems (EEA, 2010; MEA, 2003).

The implementation of TUNESinURB the one hand will contribute to the implementation and enforcement arrangements of the country in connection with the evaluation and mapping of ECS in urban ecosystems, and on the other hand the results of the project will be a significant contribution to European efforts to define indicators and valuation of ecosystem services of green infrastructure in urban areas.