Monitoring reports


Project "LIFE EcosystemServices” (LIFE 13 ENV/LV/000839) 1st Monitoring report of the impact of the Project activities on ecosystems quality/functions in pilot areas, implementation period 01.06.2014. – 10.10.2016. (ZIP file 26,3 MB in Latvian language)

The monitoring of the Project impact is divided in two parts:

  • Monitoring of the impact of the Project activities on ecosystems quality/functions (action C1);
  • Monitoring of the socio-economic impact of the Project activities (action C2).

This Report covers Project implementation period from the beginning untill October, 2016 and gives first observations on Project activities impact on ecosystems quality and functionality.

The aim of the Monitoring of the impact of the Project activities on ecosystems quality/functions is to identify and evaluate changes in ecosystems quality and functions related with ecosystems services (provisioning, regulating, cultural) provision/supply caused by Project direct and indirect activities.

Different monitoring methods are used – visual observation and photo fixation, field research of habitats and coastal processes, as well as instrumental visitor’s flow measurements. Elaborated methodology and some indicators for ecosystem and their services mapping and biophysical assessment are used for monitoring purposes also. Therefore updating of the Project Impact Monitoring Guidelines has been done and additional methods and indicators relate to ecosystems services biophysical assessment were added and terminology was updated.

The impact of the Project activities mainly relates to Saulkrasti pilot area where Project Prototype has been established at the end of August, 2016 and Project 1stcommon work event on April 25, 2015 were organised.

Towards the end of the Project 2nd Report on the monitoring of the impacts of the Project actions will be prepared.
 

Project "LIFE EcosystemServices” (LIFE 13 ENV/LV/000839) 1st Monitoring report of the socio-economic impact, implementation period 01.06.2014. – 10.10.2016. (ZIP file 4,64 MB in Latvian language)

One of the activity of the Project is to monitor the socio-economic impact of the project activities. The objectives of the of the socio-economic monitoring are: to monitor the socio-economic impacts of the Project Actions for assessment of the success of the Project implementation as well as to evaluate the identified socio-economic impacts of the Project Actions in order to determine how the implementation of the Actions have contributed to the Project objectives.

In accordance with the developed monitoring guidelines, the 1st monitoring report include the analysis of collected data on:

  • visitor flow changes of the created Nature Design objects;
  • popularity of tourism object - off-site monitoring;
  • popularity of tourism object - on-site monitoring;
  • contribution to the regional economy from prototype creation;
  • selection of regional economic indicators.

Without above mentioned indicators, the 1st monitoring report include the socio-economic analysis of the Saulkrasti municipality.
 

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