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Oppla all set to serve European projects

Oppla stand at the info day
8 December 2016


There’s a great need in European projects on ecosystem services and nature-based solutions for sharing good practice, working examples and quantifiable evidence. With the concept of nature-based solutions gaining increasing attention from policy, practice and research there’s a...

Blue-Green Factor Calculator Android App

Blue-Green Factor app screenshot
28 November 2016

The Blue-Green Factor (BGF) can now be implemented in an Android compatible App, downloadable from Playstore under “ BGF calculator ”. BGF Calculator lets you calculate the blue-green factor for a property using a method developed for Future Cities – Fremtidens Byer. The blue green factor is a...

New Panorama web platform

Panorama graphic
19 November 2016

Panorama documents and promotes examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics, enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. Panorama has several thematic chapters, including the protected areas portal, and showcases almost 250 solutions...

The Antwerp Declaration: We must now deliver societal impact

Antwerp Declaration logo
15 November 2016

The Antwerp Declaration brings together the views of academic researchers, policymakers, practitioners and business leaders from the wider ecosystem services community, and sets out three clear calls to action for the framework to deliver societal impact. The Declaration was launched on the 23rd...

Welcome to the new Oppla!

Oppla rocket launch graphic
20 September 2016

It’s here. The first full version of the Oppla platform has now been launched.

New features

Browse the Oppla Marketplace: a ‘knowledge supermarket’ where you can obtain guidance, software, data and other useful resources - as well as promote the outputs of your own project or network....

EKLIPSE Project Calls

16 August 2016

The EKLIPSE project has announced three open calls. Oppla members are invited to respond.

First EKLIPSE Call for Requests to identify topics or evidence needs relating to biodiversity and ecosystem services requiring in-depth analysis and a consolidated view from science and other knowledge...

Oppla Marketplace now open!

Oppla marketplace icon
26 July 2016

Does your organisation have any software, data, documents, guidance, training or consultancy services that you would like to make available to the Oppla community?

If so, you can now share your outputs in the Oppla Marketplace: an easy-to-use hub of information, services and resources...

Better integration of land use impacts needed across EU policies

Tractor at sunset
5 May 2016

The environmental impact of land used for building new roads, houses or energy grids should be better integrated into European Union policies, according to a report released by the European Environment Agency.

A preliminary review on how land is used in the EU found that more attention...

Natural Infrastructure for Business platform

Urban green infrastructure
18 December 2015

The Natural Infrastructure for Business platform has recently launched with the aim of helping to strengthen the business case for investing in natural infrastructure, with compelling co-benefits for society and the environment.

The platform includes case studies from different...

Oppla meets key user groups

Paul Mahony presents Oppla
1 December 2015

Oppla recently engaged stakeholders from the private sector, govement and non-govemental organisations to get feedback and inputs on the platform. The workshop was organised by the OPERAs project and took place at Edinburgh University on the 25-26 November 2015. The stakeholders reviewed key...