Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Marine Ecosystem Services
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Marine Ecosystem Services

The Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) External link works to help society identify and sustainably manage the globe’s ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of people and society. It strives to provide up-to-date, easily accessible data about human uses of marine ecosystem services across the globe for policy makers, environmental managers, researchers, and marine ecosystem stakeholders.

The MESP uses a variety of web-based tools to ease access to valuation data and improve communication among its members. When connected to the databases of our working partners, the MESP information web portal represents the world’s largest virtual collection of marine ecosystem service data. The MESP also maintains an online group where partners can learn the latest ecosystem services news.