The ECOPLAN project

The aim of ECOPLAN is to develop an adequate scientific basis and tools to contribute to a policy-relevant framework and strategy for applying the ecosystem services concept as part of the overall policy of sustainable development in Flanders. It aims to develop a spatial explicit planning tool for the creation, restoration and management of functional ecosystems, as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose land use management strategy. The premised output of the project encompasses both scientific groundbreaking research as well as applicable endproducts for local end-users.