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Methodology for the Valuation of Forest Recreation: Appointment letter no C387070TERM Report #1 to JRC

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The objective of this report #1 is to provide an overview and description of the methodology and data sources used in order to evaluate forest recreation in terms of monetary values and visitor numbers on a spatially explicit basis using an indirect valuation methodology. Report #2 reports the main ele-ments used to predict and upscale visitor flows and site values to the region of North Zealand and the results.
Background to the report is the development of the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum (ROS) model developed by JRC, which maps the recreation potential in Europe. The ROS is based on a recreation service supply approach where indices of recreation potentials are linked with zoning of areas in terms of proximity versus remoteness from where people live. The ROS maps opportunities rather than the actual recreation taking place.
A validation of the ROS model has been made using revealed preference methods for Danish regional forests. This report describes the approach and data applied.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Commissioning bodyJRC/EU
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Valuation, Recreation, RUM, TCM

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