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Deliberative valuation methodological guidelines

Deliberative valuation is not one particular valuation method, but it is a valuation paradigm (Raymond et al. 2014) providing a framework to combine various tools and techniques that bridges citizens and academia as well as different disciplines within science. Deliberative valuation invites

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Atlas of ecosystem services for the Grenoble urban region (France)

We analyzed future land use and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Grenoble urban area. We used a toolbox of ecosystem service models to analyze trade-offs and synergies between biodiversity, critical ecosystem services under 4 scenarios for 2040 compared to present. This

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Indicators for ecosystem services

An indicator is a quantitative measure which represents a complex system or phenomenon. Indicators are key elements in policies for goal formulation and evaluation of achievements, as well as simplification of information and communication. There is a long tradition of applying indicators in a

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Economic Viewpoints on Ecosystem Services

The concept of ecosystem services has been introduced to help determine the different values of ecosystems. This report provides an introduction to ecosystems and economics: it provides a useful introduction for scholars from other social sciences as well as for biologists/ecologists acting as

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JECAMI (Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative - on ecological connectivity)

JECAMI is an online application that facilitates the analysis of ecological connectivity in the European alpine region. Zoom to your area of interest and discover the values of different connectivity indicators in the Layers menu. If you have a kml layer of your area, just upload it to the CSI

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AlpES - Alpine Ecosystem Services

The AlpES project's overall objective is to introduce ecosystem services as a regional/transnational environmental governance framework and train and support the AlpES target groups in understanding, valuing and managing them.

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Policy Brief: EU bioenergy policies at the crossroad

The policy brief summarizes policy messages on bioenergy production in the EU

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Method Factsheet - Stated Preference Valuation Methods

Stated preference valuation is family of techniques which use individual respondents' statements about their preferences to estimate change in utility associated with a proposed increase in quality or quantity of an ecosystem service or bundle of services. Respondents are presented with one or

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Pitching Green Infrastructure

Methodology for assessing urban green infrastructure and planning for ecosystem services.

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EmissionFactors.com

EmissionFactors.com taps into the most powerful environmental database in the world, powered by Ecometrica. Over the years, we've spent thousands of hours searching for and cataloguing emission and conversion factors and still do it on a regular basis. The accuracy of our data is very

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Transdisciplinarity and Knowledge Co-Production

CoKnow Consulting is building capacity for inter- and transdisciplinary processes and supports you and your stakeholders to co-produce knowledge and co-design solutions for sustainability. Together we co-develop the right approaches, e.g.: • Design inter- and transdisciplinary processes tailored

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Method Factsheet -Advanced Matrix Approach

Matrix approaches are quick and simple ways to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. A modified,

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Norway's Species Map Service

With more than 16 million records representing more than 28,300 species, the English-language version of the Species Map Service offers users from across the globe a comprehensive tool for locating Norway's flora and fauna.

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LANDPREF - Interactive tool to assess and visualise land use preferences

LANDPREF is a novel tool to assess desired land use visions. It enables the adjustment of a virtual landscape according to personal preferences of competing land uses, and is an interactive tool for the survey-based assessment of land use preferences. It allows the respondents to interactively

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Method Factsheet - Simple Matrix Approach

Matrix Approaches are a quick and simple way to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. The spreadsheet

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Scenario building and its application

The term scenario is widely used in different ways and contexts, making it necessary to arrive at a common understanding of how the term is used. Based on the OpenNESS Glossary, scenarios are defined as "plausible, but simplified descriptions of how the future may develop, based on a coherent

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Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance

Knowledge of marine and coastal datasets tends to be fragmented and/or difficult to access for the non-expert or ad hoc data user. To address this lack of information, this document provides an overview of global marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance, and also includes some

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GIS 4 Public

GIS-based online tool to facilitate feedback from and communication with local stakeholders (including citizens) on public transport system.

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Governance of Ecosystem services: how to transform the ES concept into an explicit management tool

An infographic that synthesises the work done at the Barcelona hybrid dune, an exemplar of the OPERAs project.

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Method Factsheet - InVEST

InVEST is a set of models for mapping and valuing the ecological or economic value of multiple ES at a local to regional scale. InVEST has a tiered design, from a simple Tier 0 to Tier 1 and 2 models, and is constantly under development. In recent years it has evolved from mapping only ES supply to

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