The project comprises three stages: planning, execution and implementation.
Stage 1: Planning
In the planning stage work will be conducted simultaneously on three components which are the foundation for the later execution of the work:
- Developing the conceptual framework of the project
- Assembling the project council
- Building a list of assessment chapters and assembling the assessment staff
For a detailed description of the project’s planning stage, see the handbook “From Planning to Execution: the Ecosystem and Human Well-being Project – a National Assessment”
Stage 2: Execution
This stage includes gathering the data and information for each chapter, analyzing and synthesizing the information, and the actual writing, which progresses according to the draft-submission timetable for each chapter (a total of three drafts and a stage of responding to the reviewers’ comments).
Stage 3: Implementation
Since the central objective of the project is to assimilate the issues in decision making processes and within the public, implementation of information and insights stemming from the ecosystem service approach already began during the planning stage, while recruiting members to the project council and assembling the assessment staff. The objective of these processes is to raise awareness of the project in particular, and to ecosystem services in general, among the target audiences and the scientific community.
The main part of the implementation will begin after completion of the project, and will include making the project outcomes accessible and introducing the ecosystem service approach to decision making processes.