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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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LANDSCAPEization

The LANDSCAPEization toolkit allows the visualization of and reporting on ecosystem services (ES)- and non-ES-related information in real-time over spatial scales. Embedded in a decision support system, the provided information supports the communication of land use changes and their impacts on ES

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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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Bridges to Local Economies

Based on some five years of European research within the TURAS program on transitions, resilience and sustainability, “Bridges to Local Economies” is a handbook looking at the role of the ‘bridging actor’ in facilitating resilient and sustainable local economies. While the book has a focus on

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GIZ ValuES - Synthesis Report of 19 ecosystem service assessments for different purposes

This case study analysis describes experiences on the ground with ecosystem service assessments and the way they are used in decision making processes. The overall aim was to better understand the role of such assessments and to distil lessons in relation to their effectiveness in supporting policy

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Cities Alive: Green Building Envelope

Can retrofitting cityscapes with vegetation improve the health and well-being of urban citizens? Can we use green facades to capture renewable energy and drive sustainability? Experts from eight skill networks around the world came together in Berlin in 2015 to cross-examine these questions using

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Value transfer method

Benefits transfer (BT), or more generally - value transfer (VT) - refers to applying quantitative estimates of ecosystem service values from existing studies to another context. You take value estimates from a study site, and apply them with adjustments to a policy site where time or resource

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Ready 4 Climate Change

Quick check tool to activate stakeholders and their knowledge on climate change adaptation.

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Ocean Data Viewer (ODV)

The Ocean Data Viewer (ODV) offers users the opportunity to view and download a range of spatial datasets of biodiversity importance that are useful for informing decisions regarding the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity.

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EU level ecosystem services mapping toolbox

This dataset contains maps of supply and demand of a few ecosystem services, and GIS tools to make such maps. The tools are targeted at EU level and provide a broad picture of ES supply and demand. Tools are moderate complexity methods for mapping, that upscale findings from detailed process based

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Nature Value Explorer

www.natuurwaardeverkenner.be The Flemish government recognises the importance of these ecosystem services (ESS). The manual and easy to apply tool uses pragmatic methods to value ecosystem services in rural and urban environments. The tool helps everyone (land managers, planners, national and

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PALM - Intercommunal potential analysis of the resource land for sustainable land management

The spatial decision support tool PALM aimed at supporting the allocation of urban development zones. A GIS-based MCDA approach was integrated into a web-based platform that allows distributing a requested amount of urban development areas within a selected perimeter based on ecosystem services and

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Transition Towards Sustainable and Liveable Urban Futures – JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Strategic Research and Innovation agenda (SRIA) Launched in 2015, the SRIA describes the long-term strategy and programme for JPI Urban Europe’s from 2015 – 2020. The SRIA responds to the urgent need for ambitious, sustained and truly inter- and transdisciplinary research to radically improve

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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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The Norwegian Nature Index

Norway's Nature Index is intended to document overall trends for the state of major ecosystems throughout the country, and to provide a readily available overview of whether Norway is making progress towards its goal of halting the loss of biodiversity.

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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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OPERAS D4.5 Good practice guidelines for instrument choice and tutorials for instrument application

About “Guidance on choice and application of instruments” Task 4.5 coordinates the work and information flow across WP4 Instruments and produced an overall synthesis of the operational potential of ES/NC instruments, a road map for their application and practice guidance for choice and use of ES/

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GIZ ValuES - Methods Navigator

Ecosystem service assessments should be ‘issue-driven’. They can be done to gain new insights, to make a strong argument, to start a discussion, to help settle a negotiation, to enhance a planning process, or to reach a decision. There are many different methods for doing an assessment. Helping

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Natural Capital Assessments at the National and Sub-national Level

Almost all economic activities are dependent on 'natural capital' in some form or another. Natural capital refers to the stocks of the Earth's natural assets and resources, such as soil,water, air and biodiversity. Indeed, for business operations to successfully function long-term,

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Pitching Green Infrastructure

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

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