EO Labs from Ecometrica
The Ecometrica Platform's "EO Labs" is a cloud based spatial content management system that gives your organisation the capacity to develop multiple content sharing applications. Application managers within your organisation can pull together data sets, areas of interest and
Talking About Our Place
The Talking About Our Place toolkit help a community think about some of the issues their place may be facing, and encourages them to get involved. It will help people: explore what makes their place special recognise what benefits their place provides for identify what issues affect their place or
Does woodland expansion offer nature-based solutions for Scotland?
Woodland expansion offers a wide range of nature-based solutions for Scotland, but in most cases these benefits will depend on the characteristics of new woodland and the specific landscape scale implementation of planting schemes. We still need an improved understanding of how woodland expansion
Valuing Nature: Demystifying Economic Valuation Paper
This paper covers the main issues, questions and principles surrounding economic valuation and is designed as an overview for those new to economic valuation. The paper brings together input from 120 volunteers from the economic valuation community. The paper provides a summary of agreed principles
BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook
The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a practical guide designed to assist research teams identify relevant stakeholders to engage with in order to enhance the impact and social relevance of their work. The Handbook draws upon exiting literature and presents case studies that provide
Understanding Stakeholder Values for Woodland Expansion - Briefing Note
Despite woodland expansion being advocated via a number of policy documents, barriers to woodland creation in Scotland remain. These include contested views about land use amongst multiple stakeholders, concerns around trade-offs with other land uses, and a lack of synergy between policies and
Virtual Landscape Theatre
The Virtual Landscape Theatre (VLT) is a mobile curved screen projection facility, in which people can be 'immersed' in computer models of their environment to explore landscapes of the past, present and future. This facility is the first mobile unit of its kind in the UK, and is used for
Demystifying Green Infrastructure
As well as its intrinsic value, it is becoming increasingly clear just how important GI is for climate change adaptation, biodiversity and human health and wellbeing. Clearly, the protection and enhancement of our GI is vital, and the construction and property sector must play a central role in
Making green economy happen: Integration of ecosystem services and natural capital into sectoral policies
The integration of ecosystem services and natural capital into the functioning of economic sectors provides a concrete means to initiate a shift towards green economy. This process starts with the integration of ecosystem services and natural capital into the policies governing the different
Using Object Based Image analysis to delineate garden structures in an urban environment
The accurate identification of greenspace typologies enables assessment of the contribution that urban greenspaces make to biodiversity, improving peoples well-being and the green economy, a focus of the EU FP7 project GREENSURGE. It has been shown that the conventional pixel by pixel
Eco-what?! The need for clarity and consistency in communication using ecosystem terminology.
Within the natural resource management sector multiple ‘ecosystem’ terms are presently in use. This briefing highlights key meanings underlying these terms, and suggests that better recognition of these concepts, together with consistency in use of terminology, will benefit both communication and
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
OPERAs Webinar: How to link ecosystem services, knowledge, tools and practice?
The webinar highlighted the flow between knowledge, tools and practice through case material from the OPERAs exemplars and different tools. T
STREAMLINE is a new format for semi-structured, one-on-one interviews. In its current form STREAMLINE consists of a set of colorful, laminated A3 canvasses. Set in the future, each canvas invites the interviewee to set out their vision on a particular topic through a series of questions and tiles.
Policy-driven Monitoring and Evaluation across Europe: Priorities for Improvement
This 4-page briefing summarises the main challenges and implications for improving policy-driven monitoring and evaluation. Much attention and resources are dedicated to fulfilling the requirements and guidelines of environmental policies. An interdisciplinary pan-European team studied the
ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland's National Ecological Network - progress and practicalities
This report summarises the contents and outputs from workshop ‘Scotland’s National Ecological Network: progress and practicalities’, held on the 11th March 2020 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Scotland’s Programme for Government 2019-2020 and Biodiversity Routemap to 2020 set
Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?
The British Ecological Society’s (BES) Scottish Policy Group (SPG) teamed up with the Ecosystem Services Community (ESCom) Scotland to run their first joint event, a pie and a pint night on urban greenspace. Discussions were focussed on the question: ‘Are the provision and management of greenspace
Tweed Forum Catchment Model
The Catchment Model recreates two river catchments in miniature - one catchment featuring various natural flood management (NFM) measures and another reflecting a more typical modern rural landscape. "Rain" is introduced into the catchment via a number of nozzles and the resulting flow
CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform
The CLIMSAVE Integrated Assessment Platform is a user-friendly, interactive web-based tool that allows stakeholders to assess climate change impacts and vulnerabilities for a range of sectors, including agriculture, forests, biodiversity, coasts, water resources and urban development. The linked