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Theme name

Predicting and assessing the natural values of marine ecosystems from natural capital and ecosystem services

Targets and summary

Targets:To predict and assess the natural values from natural capital and ecosystem services of coastal and marine ecosystems around Japan.

Summary:Quantification and information mapping of natural capital and ecosystem services, including unused resources (such as a part of cultural services) and an assessment their values in collaboration with Theme 4. Prediction and assessment of changes in natural capital and ecosystem services, based on the analysis of direct/indirect modifying factors, such as rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification and the rise in sea level caused by economic activities and global environmental changes, leading to a planned future scenario to be developed in Theme 1.

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