To identify important criteria's in the scientific process, corporate with different stakeholder groups and develop a Safe operating space concept, scenarios and adaptive management schemes, four case study regions have been chosen by the SALBES project Team:

Münsterland (Germany)

Schwarzbubenland (Switzerland)

Wiener Wald (Austria)

Lääne County (Estonia)

All regions own various characteristics which will be important in the scientific development. Because of the practical relevance of our scientific work it is focused to collaborate with different actors and groups of interest.

In the four case study areas SALBES will build scenarios based upon shared socio-economic pathways and corresponding representative agricultural pathways. Results, i.e. regional land use, biodiversity and ESS outcomes, will be referenced to biodiversity goals, e.g. SDGs, Aichi, national goals. Stakeholders will conclude on landscape specific governance mechanisms, e.g.local development measures and policies to secure biodiversity and ESS within SOSs. Iterative feedback loops on scenario definition and modelling results with stakeholders from regional, national and EU level authorities (administration as well as stakeholder organizations) will ensure the development of feasible and acceptable policies that are highly effective and efficient.