European Space Agency (ESA) – EcoServe

The objective of the „EO Services for Ecosystem Valuation” project was to demonstrate the value of EO-based information products for the emerging sector of ecosystem services valuation. EO-based services have the potential to provide objective baselines and are an important component of environmental monitoring systems. Importantly, the scales upon which EO services can inform are far greater than is feasible by manual survey methods. The project selected several test cases for which the methodologies were tested.

space4environment  was responsible for the ecosystem service valuation of the Peru and “marine” test cases using the software tool InVEST which included the collection of the required input information for the model and the modelling of timber production, carbon sequestration and coastal vulnerability.