Further development of Ecopay

Further development of the software Ecopay for determining cost-effective payments for conservation measures to protect endangered species and habitats in grassland for a german-wide use in nature conservation

In this follow-up project of SOKO Bio Ecopay is further developed in a way that it is possible for a user to apply the software single-handed as decision support for the design of ecologically effective and cost-effective agri-environment schemes in grassland. Thus, the project pursues the following subgoals:
  1. improving the user friendliness of Ecopay,
  2. demonstration of the possibility to use Ecopay for a region by developing a regional version Ecopay for the region "Osterzgebirge" and
  3. demonstration of the application of Ecopay to another German federal state by developing a version of Ecopay for Brandenburg.

Partners from nature conservation:
Landratsamt Pirna
Landesamt für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz Brandenburg

Sponsored by: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
Funding period: 01.10.2012-31.12.2013