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
The goal of the EKLIPSE mechanism is to bring scientists, policy-makers and others together to ensure that decisions that affect the environment are made with the best available knowledge. This is a long-term goal, not one limited to the life of the four year EKLIPSE project. We therefore aim to
InVEST is a family of tools to assess how distinct scenarios might lead to different ecosystem services and human well-being related outcomes in particular geographic areas. InVEST enables decision-makers to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative choices and to identify areas where
Planning for a healthy environment - good practice guidance for green infrastructure and biodiversity
This guidance is designed to offer advice to planning practitioners on how green infrastructure and biodiversity can be enhanced and protected through the planning system. It summarises the latest policy drivers and distils the best of our current policy responses. It also sets out practical
An Object-Oriented Bayesian Network (OOBN) is a probabilistic model the uses an intuitive graphical representation to specify dependence and independence relations in a problem domain. It has nodes that represent variables which can represent observed/unobserved quantities, effects, causes of
This 10 minute massive open online course (MOOC) given by Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey from the Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems Group at ETH Zurich is part of a larger online course on Ecosystem Services, produced by the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub, the Luc Hoffmann
"Geomatics for a Sustainable environment" continuing education and summer school at the University of Geneva
As part of its continuing education program, the University of Geneva proposes a new Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) called «Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment» in English. The instructor-led teachings will take place as a Geneva summer school from 4 to 15 September 2017. Several
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
The site is a source for finding ecological datasets and quickly figuring out the best ways to use them. The idea is to use the collaborative knowledge and effort of the entire ecological community to compile this information rather than relying on each scientist to contribute information for their
LEFT presents a simple yet effective method for mapping ecological important landscapes beyond protected areas. The method uses existing globally available web-based databases and models to provide an ecological score based on five key ecological features (biodiversity, fragmentation, threat,
The TESSA-toolkit focuses on a site-scale-level, such as a wetland, using information gathered locally. The toolkit can help assess climate regulation, flood protection, water provision, water quality improvement, harvested wild and cultivated goods and nature-based recreation. The toolkit is
Participatory scenarios development and planning In the recently published IPBES assessment on scenarios and models, the uses of scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services where summarized. They serve for awareness raising and agenda setting, and assist in policy and more broadly
Protecting nature and biodiversity is helping to tackle urgent health and social challenges across Europe. This IEEP study shows how urban, suburban and rural green areas bring multiple and often overlooked benefits to society.
I am a water treatment specialist with over 12 years of experience in power stations. I have an M.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the USA. I am chartered in the UK with CIWEM, the Science Council and the Society for the Environment.
On Wednesday 14 of June, OSMOS will present the TURAS publication "Bridges to Local Economies" at the Pakhuis de Zwijger. The event will describe the general concept of the book while taking a hands-on experience of some of the tools and techniques presented in the book.
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