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Inspired by: FP7 » Groundhog thinking

version: 1 / created: 2009-11-20
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Originally submitted by: Ian Miles
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 6 - Environment (including Climate Change)

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity

Optional reference/s to FP7 project/s

Use the following format: Project Acronym (Project Reference No.). Use commas if more than one project is associated to this Wild Card, for example: ALFA-BIRD (213266), SAFAR (213374), LAPCAT-II (211485)
SOILSERVICE (211779) http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_PROJ_EN&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=PROJ&QUERY=0125137c58c0:5048:52910f8e&RCN=87816


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Groundhog thinking


(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
Ecosystem services markets are set up across the EU to try to protect the soil. Farming then becomes a complex process of asset management and trading, and production declines rapidly.


ecosystem, services, market, soil, agriculture, management, farming


Closest timeframe for at least 50% likelihood
Please use one of the following options:

Type of event

Unplanned consequence of events/trends/situations (e.g. financial crisis, accidental breakthrough)

Type of systems affected





please specify:
please select
Level 3: important for the European Union

Manifestation phase

Type of manifestation

In a probably enclosed way (e.g. geographically, sectorally)

Aftermath phase

Important implications
Collapse of a system
Emergence of a new system (e.g. new technologies, new paradigms)