Individual membership

Everybody interested or involved in the science, policy or practice of ecosystem services can become an ESP individual member. Among our individual members, we have business leaders, government-administrators, policy-makers and researchers. Individual ESP members can join ESP working groups, regional chapters and national network and have full access to the ESP membership benefits.


  • Full access to all online material including publications, funding opportunities & databases
  • The opportunity to join ESP working groups
  • The opportunity to join the National networks and Regional chapters
  • Unlimited access to all features of the ESP member portal
  • Reduced fees for ESP conferences and training courses
  • Significant reduction on the Elsevier Journal ‘Ecosystem Services’ (€34/year)
  • 15% discount on article publication fee in IJBESM
  • Discount on the One Ecosystem Journal of 10%.
  • Reduced ESP membership fee for IALE members
  • Facilitation in developing collaborations and joint project proposals
  • The right to post announcements on the news, events and vacancies webpage, at no charge.
  • The right to organize activities such as discussion groups and workshops under the ESP banner
  • The right to vote on partnership matters, such as electing Steering Committee members
  • The right to be nominated as a member of the ESP Steering Committee.


The standard individual membership fee is 50 euro for a 12-month period.
We also offer a number of reductions:

  • 50% reduction for BSc, MSc and PhD students after providing proof of enrolment
  • 50% reduction for individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income countries*
  • 50% reduction for employees of full institutional members
  • 20% reduction for IALE members

* We offer reduced membership fees to individuals and organizations from low-income and lower-middle-income countries. ESP uses the World Bank classification of countries according to income, making a distinction between high and low income countries. Visit the World Bank country page for a complete overview.