Jochen Hack

Jochen Hack

Jochen is Professor for Ecological Engineering at the Institute for Applied Geosciences and Leader of the interand transdisciplinary research group SEEURBAN- WATER at Technical University (TU) Darmstadt, Germany, since 2018. He is an expert in environmental modelling of nature-based solutions, the study of Green Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services. Jochen holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering and a diploma in Civil Engineering from TU Darmstadt, one of the leading technical universities of Germany.

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Applying the ecosystem services concept in marine projects

A full consideration of ecosystem services (ES) impacts, interactions and improvements can result in more sustainable and adaptive solutions for dredging and marine construction projects. Furthermore, the benefits can be translated in monetary terms, providing returns on investment and highlighting the links between ecology and economy. For some however, the ES concept is too theoretical. This article seeks to show how the ES concept can actively be applied at any point during a project and the benefits of doing so. Its purpose is to provide a framework for integrated and interdisciplinary thinking throughout the different steps of the project cycle.

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