BIC Ltd has lead and partnered in a wide range of research and consultancy projects, the majority of which focus on the economic valuation of ecosystem services. Below, we provide a list of some of the projects that we have been involved in to provide an overview of the types of work that we do …
ESManage is an Irish Environmental Protection Agency funded project which aims to harness the knowledge and tools required to embed the ecosystem services approach into policy and decision-making for sustainable management of water resources, as required by the Water Framework Directive. This project was undertaken in collaboration with University College Dublin, with BIC leading the economic valuation of river ecosystem services. Further details can be found here.
Estimating the impact on public benefits from changes in investments in the Environment Agencies Waterways. This project, undertaken in partnership with GHK ICF, is a Defra funded project that aimed to assess the costs and benefits associated with infrastructure investments in navigable waterways in England. BICs contributed to the research was the application of a choice experiment to assess the benefits from enhancing hard and soft waterway infrastructure.
Valuation of the ecosystem service benefits associated with enhancing marine protected areas in St Vincent and the Grenadines.This project, commissions by the Government of SVG, aimed to assess the ecosystem service benefits associated with enhancements to the system of MPAs in SVG. Research involved liaising with local stakeholders to assess threats to SVGs reefs and policy options to protect it. A choice experiment was then undertaken to value ecosystem service benefits from protecting the reefs.