The company Nova Blue Environment based in Martinique in the French Antilles provides expertise and advice for research and development on issues related to tropical marine environment (ecosystems, ecosystem services, conservation and exploitation) and all activities related thereto. NBE has developed methodology and conducted several projects on ecosystem services in the Caribbean, Indian ocean and Africa, particularly indirect uses (Carbon sequestration, water purification, biomass production, coastal protection) delivered by marine ecosystems (seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangroves…).
In the MOVE project, NBE will focus on the French Antilles islands marine ecosystems and ecosystem services, collecting information at the regional scale. NBE will be mainly involved in Activities 2 and 4 to assess tools and methods developed in the MOVE project. A methodology on weighting marine ecosystem services will be proposed based on previous work from NBE and partners.