It is now recognised that, in order to understand and manage human impacts and dependencies on the natural environment, we need to think about human economic activity as an integral aspect of ecosystem health.
Environmental scientists have developed a myriad of ways to measure the type and extent of human impacts and dependencies on ecosystems, including measures of ecosystem capacity to sustain the flow of ecosystem services.
Decision makers who rely on traditional economic models to justify, assess and manage policies, programs and practices have struggled to credibly and consistently integrate information from these environmental science measurement outputs.
EEA serves as the bridge that enables scientific outputs to be translated into a standardised, integrated and internally consistent metrics for use in economic or financial modelling and reporting.
Applying this new standardised data interface invariably requires interdisciplinary collaboration to evolve long-established data inputting, reporting and decision making practices.
IDEEA Group’s strength lies in facilitating collaboration across specialist disciplines to effectively integrate local ecosystem service models into a common, SEEA compliant framework for planning and reporting.