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Business Ecosystems Training

Business Ecosystems Training (BET) course is a freely-available capacity building program to increase the knowledge and understanding of the links between ecosystems and business. The objective of BET course is to equip companies with the skills they need to better manage their impacts and

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  • Consultancy
  • Software

Map viewer (Web Map Service)

Share your georeferenced contents with this map visualization tool

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€1200.00

  • Report

Taking Action for Urban Nature - Business Model Catalogue for Urban NBS

The Business Models Catalogue for urban nature-based solutions presents eight different business models for urban nature-based solutions. These were identified based on 54 in-depth case studies of urban nature-based solutions, both in- and outside of Europe. These models explain which values

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Application of Socio-cultural ES Assessments

Clarifications of the concept of socio-cultural valuation and a structured listing of the available methodologies facilitate a better integration of socio-cultural values in ecosystem service assessments and help researchers and practitioners to choose methods from the available portfolio. We

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Method Factsheet - State and Transition Models

State-and-transition models (STMs) are conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics after disturbances based on alternate state theory (Kachergis et al. 2011). STMs combine the representation of alternate states and the factors that drive the transitions among states with tables of qualitative

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  • Guidance

Rotterdam - The transition to urban resilience (URBES video)

The film Rotterdam - The transition to urban resilience introduces Rotterdam as one of the European cities aligned with the URBES - Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services project. The city presents its experiences and future perspectives on strengthening the resilience of the urban ecosystem as

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  • Dataset

Wood production maps for European forests

The European Forest Institute, in cooperation with Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin and VU University Amsterdam, developed a set of high-resolution wood production maps for European forests. The maps contain predicted volumes of wood production, based on statistics collected for 29 European countries

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Clima East

Clima East is a European Union funded project package assisting the Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership Countries and Russia in approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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  • Guidance

GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: Assessing flood prevention potential of wetlands

Wetlands can absorb excess water in cases of river flooding. This method can be used to estimate the retention capacity of wetlands for flood mitigation and thereby protecting downstream inhabitants. For this, the impact of water detention on peak flows is considered, as well as the extent and

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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

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  • Training

Method Factsheet - Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RULSE)

The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) is an empirical erosion model recognised as a standard method to calculate the average risk of erosion on arable land. It developed from the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) developed in the US Department of Agriculture and has other similar

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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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Method Factsheet - Smartphone App

The MapNat tool is designed to be applied by citizens and scientists who are interested in mapping the use of mainly cultural, but also some provisional and regulating, services and disservices. MapNat enables its users to map ES in three different ways as points, lines or areas on a map on their

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  • Report

Nature-based Solutions to address global societal challenges

This report has been prepared as part of an effort by IUCN to define its position on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and plan for future work to advance this concept and support effective implementation of NbS to enhance ecosystem services provision and address societal challenges. The report proposes

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Method Factsheet - Travel Cost Valuation

The travel cost methods (TCM) is based on the observation that recreational services can only be realised through physical access to nature. This implies that individuals seeking to enjoy the service will need to spend resources (time and money) to travel to the site. The travel activity is a

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Deliberative mapping of ecosystem services within and around Donana National Park (SW Spain) in relation to land use change

The establishment of protected areas is one of the main strategies for preserving biodiversity from land use transformation. However, a great number of protected areas are becoming isolated due to land use changes in their surroundings.

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  • Guidance

GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: Participatory mapping

Contrary to other mapping tools, participatory mapping does not primarily draw on statistics or research data, but on the practical knowledge of people. Participatory mapping visualizes local knowledge and makes it visible to all. There are several participatory mapping tools available. In an

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Method Factsheet - Species Distribution Models

Species distribution models (SDMs) (Franklin, 2009) have shown great potential in helping to achieve conservation planning goals by refining our knowledge of species distributions (Jetz et al., 2012). SDMs extrapolate species distribution data in space and time, usually based on a statistical

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  • Guidance

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

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Carbomap F-LUX: Lidar information acquired from drones, and processed in real-time

High-performance lidar scanner for environmental surveys. Flown on a fixed wing UAV with advanced specification. Long duration (8 hrs) and long range (1,000 km). Real time lidar data processing: by the time the drone lands, your inventory information inhand!

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