How can we better communicate the economic value of marine ecosystem services in St. Maarten considering the boundaries it shares with french territories?
I think this aspect of shared borders is highly interesting. But how to better communicate, that is a matter of better communicating. If method a) obtains an economic value of XV, then this knowledge is important for both St. Maarten and St. Martin. And whether it is valid directly to the cent, I see no problem with this. An estimation is a very good first step. Could you specify the question?
Hi Gerald, thanks a lot for your feedback!
During the St. Maarten webinar, there was a really interesting discussion on how to communicate economic assessments results for marine ES to policy advisors. For them, presenting the island's total economic value was not helpful considering the boundaries it shares with French territories. This can also be a challenge for marine conservation since the two countries operate their environmental policies very differently. In this sense, the question is related to how St. Maarten can handle the spatially explicit results from their economic assessment to make them work only for its territory and which ways are useful to communicate results without depending on the total economic value of the case study area.