The Open Standard provides a process for understanding projects within their ecological, social, political and cultural context.
Through this method we identify the species, ecosystems and cultural elements we're working to protect, the likely threats and how to manage them.
A key element of the process is deciding the result we expect from each activity, the way to get there and what we need to measure to know if we're on the right path.
We track progress and re-examine our strategies if we're not getting the results we expect. The process also identifies gaps in our knowledge and the research needed to fill them.