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SURE-Workshop “Challenges in the assessment of urban ecosystems services” at the ECOSMART Conference

SURE-Workshop “Challenges in the assessment of urban ecosystems services” at the ECOSMART Conference

Events 2015

Organizers of the Conference: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography

Partners: The SURE-workshop will be coordinated by Prof. Jürgen Breuste (President of SURE) and Prof. Cristian Ioja (President of SURE Chapter South-East Europe).

Date: 12 – 15 November 2015

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

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The conference marked the 115th year of Geography education at the University of Bucharest, and the 25th anniversary of the Faculty of Geography.

During of ECOSMART Conference, Society for Urban Ecology – Chapter South-Eastern Europe (SURE – SEE) organized the parallel workshop “Challenges in the assessment of urban ecosystems services”.

The main topics of the SURE-workshop were:

  1. Urban Ecosystems Services: Theories, Concepts, Issues
  2. Methodologies for assessing urban ecosystems services
  3. GIS for modeling urban ecosystems services
  4. Remote sensing for evaluating urban ecosystems services
  5. Urban ecosystems disservices
  6. Best practice in urban ecosystems services assessment
  7. Trade-off conflicts assessment

The SURE-workshop had 4 parts:

  1. plenary session
  2. presentations of the participants and discussions on the proposed topics
  3. visit to the Văcărești area (abandoned area of Bucharest, where the natural succession of ecosystems changed the approach of public institutions) and
  4. matchmaking section for a future Horizon 2020 project

The best paper presented in the workshop by a PhD student or young researcher won the SURE-SEE Award.

The official language of the manifestation was English. The conference offered to participants significant publishing opportunities for full papers.

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