AKI acts as a consortium partner during the implementation of the National Ecosystem Services Mapping and Assessment (NÖSZTÉP) project within the project entitled Strategic Studies Establishing the Long-Term Conservation and Development of Natural Values of Community Importance and the Implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 task. The existence and condition of ecosystems are also crucial for human well-being and economic growth, which rely heavily on natural resources. Preserving the good condition of ecosystems and halting the loss of biodiversity can only be achieved through coordinated measures, for which it is necessary to know in detail the natural and ecological system and its functioning, to map the spatial distribution of our natural capital and to develop the related knowledge base.
In the NÖSZTÉP project element, the purpose of ecosystem status mapping is to determine the real service-providing capacity of a given habitat during the evaluation of ecosystem services, on the one hand, and to produce informative indicators and maps that can be used directly by all practical users. The indicators to be produced for the whole country in the NÖSZTÉP project element are the following: naturalness/degradation; soil fertility; habitat diversity. The primary service of agro-ecosystems is the (food) supply function. Within the framework of the NÖSZTÉP project, food production as a supply service is evaluated by AKI in relation to arable land, plantations and grasslands, by determining the quantity of crops grown there.
Strategic studies establishing the long-term conservation and development of natural values of Community importance and the implementation of the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 at national level
1 October 2016 to 29 January 2022