Natural Capital Data Viz

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Myanmar's Natural Capital

Myanmar's Natural Capital website presents interactively an assessment led by World Wide Fund for Nature, at the request of the Government of Myanmar, will help Myanmar make those connections. The assessment includes information about where the country’s natural capital is located, what ecosystem services it provides to people, and how those services will change under different climate change and development scenarios. See Explore Ecosystem Services for interactive maps of Myanmar's natural assets—land, water, soil, plants, wildlife and air—that provides benefits to people.

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Nature's Contributions to People, worldwide

As part of UN's IPBES Global Assessment, we mapped key ecosystem services worldwide at a fine resolution, under future scenarios (Chaplin-Kramer, in press). Where does nature contributes to people the most today, and where will people be most at risk in the future? This interactive viewer helps to explore these dense maps and facilitates comparisons across different regions, services, scenarios. Informing science-based policies, with the right maps in the right hands!

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Natural Resilience in the Amazon

The PRO Agua project (Proyecto Resiliencia y Ordenamiento Territorial del Agua) takes place in the Amazonian MAP area, where Bolivia, Brazil and Peru meet and where watersheds are affected by floods, and pollution from illegal mining. This collaborative endeavour ambitions to demonstrate the benefits of ecosystem services and integrated watershed management for the health and well-being of the growing population. [En Español]

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NatCap Training Program

NatCap offers a wide range of courses to help people learn about approaches and tools to use ecosystem services to inform decisions. Including on-line course, webinars, regional workshops, hands-on practice and tools in remote courses and seminars, customized workshops, and a the “training track” at the Natural Capital Symposium. Learn more! By D. Tekin & team

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Green Growth That Works

This book provides detailed examples of Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms around the World. By Charlotte Weil, Gunes Yurdakul & Cyril Van Schreven

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EcoParis: Ecosystem Services in Paris

EcoParis is an interactive visualization of map data of ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban areas in the Ile-de-France region from the IDEFESE project. By A. Ferragni, K. Sinnathamby, R. Liautaud

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InVEST Viewer: HRA Model

Prototyping the next phase of NatCap's Platform, this dashboard supports visualizing InVEST Habitat Risk Assessment results. It is intended to give users a quick glance on how much risk do stressors cause to the habitats, and what are the areas of high, medium or low risks. More about InVEST HRA model. By Joanna Lin

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InVEST Viewer: Coastal Vulnerability

Another of the InVEST Dashboards automating common synthesis and visualization tasks that may be necessary after using InVEST, specifically for the Coastal Vulnerability model, differentiating at a glance areas with relatively high or low exposure to erosion and inundation during storms. More about InVEST CV model. By Dave Fisher

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InVEST Viewer: Seasonal Water Yield

Still at a prototype stage, this proposed InVEST dashboards explores Seasonal Water Yield model results, focusing on Baseflow and Quickflow, in Myanmar. More about InVEST SWY model. By Fengyu Cai & team

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NatCap's Rangelands model [Beta]

Coming soon! By Ginger Kowal

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Mapping the world's free flowing rivers

Understanding the many factors impacting river ecosystems is crucial to understand which rivers should be prioritized for conservation or restoration (Read more). This website provides a visualization for the status and pressures on the world’s river from Grill et al. (2019) Mapping the world's free-flowing rivers.

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Multi-Objective Optimization Viewer

Often, we try to optimize for several ecosystem services at once. For example, in Kenya, the Upper-Tana Nairobi Water Fund has a triple objective: (1) to maximize water yield serving the city's water supply and hydropower needs, (2) to minimize sediment export to streams which decrease water quality, as well as (3) soil erosion which reduces agricultural productivity. Understanding and visualizing the trade-offs is key to a optimize between competing objectives. By Charlotte Weil

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Belize Coastal Mgm't Portal

This map portal displays Belize's Integrated Coastal Management Plan. By Gregg Verutes

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Beescape

Get a bee's eye view of your landscape - This tool will help you understand how the landscape surrounding managed honey bee hives placed in an apiary, garden, or farm stacks up in terms of floral resources bees can find, the insecticides they encounter, and for wild bees, the nesting sites that are available. Work led by Eric Lonsdorf.

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Pollination Mapper (Beta)

This interactive decision support tool to help inform grower’s choice of pollination strategies for their specialty crop farms in the US. It allows you to select your farm, try different approaches to pollination, compare and save the results. Set up a user profile to return to your session in the future and try new strategies. By the Integrated Crop Pollination Project. Work led by Eric Lonsdorf, Taylor Ricketts, with software developers at Azavea.

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Marine Planning Concierge

The NatCap Marine Planning Concierge is designed to make it easier to learn about, get inspired by, and implement marine spatial planning. It builds upon coastal InVEST models and other NatCap's marine tools. By Gregg Verutes

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Bahamas Hazard Viewer

This interactive dashboard displays InVEST Costal Vulnerability model results, in the Bahamas. Learn more! By Gregg Verutes

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TNC's Coastal Resilience Apps

The Nature Conservancy has developped its own suite of visualization apps specific to case studies around the world.

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Virtual Reality Journey in the Amazon

Awavena tells a story of nature and its cultural and spiritual benefits featuring the Yawanawa people who have protected 200,000 hectares of rainforest from mining and destruction.  This immersive experience integrates the role that plants play in the identity and cultural heritage of indigenous people. The data displayed in the movie was collected and modeled from Lidar and 3D imaging technologies. By Lynette Wallworth in collaboration with the Yawanawa people

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Intuitively sensed Natural Capital

Californian wildfires in 2018 were the deadliest and most destructive on record, with a total of 8,527 fires burning an area of 1,893,913 acres (766,439 ha). Digital artist Stephen Standridge created this piece from the forest, right the fires erupted, sensing the dryness... By Stephen Standridge

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Ocean Acification in Virtual Reality

Using latest Virtual Reality technology, Stanford researchers have produced a virtual underwater ecosystem to allow you to observe firsthand what coral reefs are expected to look like by the end of the century if we do not curb our CO2 emissions. By Anna Muller & team

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Trade-Offs Curves Dashboard

This simple dashboard displays trade-offs curves and the corresponding land use management maps, for 2 specific landscapes optimized for 3 specific ecosystem services. By Peter Hawthorne

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Watershed Conservation Screening Tool

This simple tool will quickly measure the potential for five common watershed conservation activities to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution in a source watershed.

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Making Pastoralists Count

This beautiful ArcGIS-based storymap presents Geospatial methods for the health surveillance of nomadic populations, with a very rich multi-media approach. By Stace Maples & Hannah Binzen Wild

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Coastal Defense App

One of TNC's Coastal Resilience apps, the Coastal Defense app examines how coastal habitats such as oyster reefs, coral reefs, tidal marshes, mangroves, beach dunes, and seagrass help protect coastal areas by reducing wave energy hitting the shore. This app is being used in Southeast Florida and Gulf of Mexico. By The Nature Conservancy

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Spatial Priotization Viewer in Python

This tools allows users to see how they could combine multiple ecosystem services into a single indicator via specifying different "weights" for each ecosystem service. It also illustrates a working example that implements how to do raster math on the client side within an html/js file. More information By Justin Johnson

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Toolbox for Natural Capital Data Visualization

This guidance document aims to support ES analysts striving to effectively communicate natural capital information, specifically to synthesize and visualize complex ecosystem services model outputs. It proposes approaches to ES visualizations and summaries in the form of a toolbox tailored to the specific needs of ES analysts, supported by fundamental and applied data visualization guidelines.

Effective data visualization are highly context-specific, thus there is no "one-size-fits-all"; the toolbox suggests a variety a display strategies and examples. Remember to tailor to the targeted audience and their level of expertise and familiarity with the context, the goal of the display, the time and type of media. For a quick answer to a specific display need, table 3.5.2 summarizes the relevant options for the main display tasks









Contact

Charlotte Weil

Researcher Data Scientist, The Natural Capital Project at Stanford University