The Ecometrica Platform brings together sustainability, environment, risk and business management with geospatial intelligence and mapping applications to allow businesses, governments and organisations to make smarter decisions and build long-term value. The Platform is arranged into four
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
As the ecosystem service concept has become more widely recognised, so the number of biophysical, socio-cultural and monetary methods available to assess ecosystem services has increased. There is relatively little guidance on how to select and combine these methods into hybrid approaches that
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
This factsheet will explain the importance of urban agriculture: the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides for human wellbeing, food security and urban resilience; and the need for integrated planning across sectors to ensure that the ecosystem services that urban agriculture provides
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!
These are the figures that are published in "A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services" in Ecological Indicators in 2016. In this publication, we analysed 67 case studies that studied 476 pairwise ES combinations. The relationships between these pairs of ES were
This glossary was developed to provide some working definitions of terms related to ecosystem services and natural capital and their applications so that they could be 'tested' in the context of OpenNESS. The aim of OpenNESS is to operationalize the concepts of Ecosystem Services (ES) and
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
Similar to related approaches such as post-normal science, citizens science, participatory approaches, transdisciplinarity (TD) goes beyond multi- and interdisciplinary research by co-creating knowledge with and for societal actors. Therefore the language, the concepts and the methodology used in
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
This factsheet explains the importance of understanding the relationship between people and nature in urban planning and decision making in order to achieve urban resilience and sustainability.
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
Eurosite, in cooperation with EKLIPSE, is organising a two-day short course, which will provide managers of protected sites with the necessary knowledge and steps to take in achieving Science and Policy collaboration regarding biodiversity and ecosystems services on one hand, and how to put them in
Based on a better understanding of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem functioning ALARM will develop and test methods and protocols for the assessment of large-scale environmental risks in order to minimise negative direct and indirect human impacts.
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
The "Conservation of threatened insects in Europe" policy brief is focusing on the conservation of threathened and vulnerable insects in the context of changing land use and climate. This brief builds on the BiodivERsA-funded CLIMIT project, lead by Dr. Josef Settele. The brief gives
MCDA is an "umbrella term to describe a collection of formal approaches which seek to take explicit account of multiple criteria in helping individuals or groups explore decisions that matter" (Belton and Stewart, 2002, p. 2). The basic idea of MCDA methods is to evaluate the performance
Biodiversity and ecosystem services: the foundation for human health and well-being - URBES Factsheet #2
Human beings are an integral and inseparable part of the natural world. Our existence and health ultimately depends on the integrity and functioning of ecosystems. This URBES factsheet presents research findings and policy recommendations which underline the value of biodiversity and ecosystem
The BioClim project: Climate change adaptation strategy for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia
BioClim, carried out between January and August 2015, was a project concentrating on mapping the current situation, analysing the climate change impacts and possible adaptation measures for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia.
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