Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST)
Natural Capital Project
A suite of free, open-source software models used to map and value the goods and services from nature that sustain and fulfill human life. The toolset includes eighteen distinct ecosystem service models designed for terrestrial, freshwater, marine, and coastal ecosystems, as well as a number of “helper tools” to assist with locating and processing input data and with understanding and visualizing outputs.
Requires a mapping software such as QGIS or ArcGIS to view your results.
- Model the value of relevant ecosystem services
- Assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices
- Identify areas for investment and view results