Coastal ecosystems of the Nordic countries, such as kelp forests, blue mussel beds, eelgrass meadows and shallow bays and inlets, provide a number of supporting, provisioning, regulating, and cultural ecosystem services to both the local communities as well as the wider population who benefit from them. The study, published by the Nordic Council of Ministers, has focused on examining these coastal values through selected examples, and recommend possible applications and relevance for the management of the Nordic coastal areas. The report is in English.
Reference: Gundersen H, Bryan T, Chen W, Moy F E, Sandman A N, Sundblad G, Schneider S, Andersen J H, Langaas S och Walday M G 2017: Ecosystem Services In the Coastal Zone of the Nordic Countries. TemaNord 2016:552. Nordiska Ministerrådet, Köpenhamn, 127 p.