AERNA is a scientific non-profit association founded in Madrid on May 24, 2002 by Spanish and Portuguese researchers working in the field of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics. Among its main objectives, highlights are:
- To contribute to the development of a continued line of research, thus consolidating stable research teams around Natural and Environmental Resources Economics in its geographical area of reference.
- To increase the social relevance of research in Natural and Environmental Resources Economics making it increasingly applied, as well as theoretically well-grounded, thus contributing to a better understanding of the problems related to population and the use of natural resources.
- To generate gamma economies of the research process, thus promoting the penetration of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics in a variety of fields instead of tending towards polarization.
- To encourage cooperation between researchers, their groups and institutions, with businesses, government and other social partners in order to share the high costs of increasingly complex and technical research and training.
- To improve communication between researchers in the field of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics and between them and other branches of related knowledge.
The Association is registered in the National Register of Associations with the number 169.646 in group 1, section 1, and is recognized for tax purposes as a «non-profit organization» and a «private social organization».
To join AERNA you can do so online here.