Tradeoff! is a series of mapping games developed by the Natural Capital Project that simply introduce concepts related to nature’s benefits to people, while mirroring our analytical approach with InVEST. The process of preparing spatial data, running software tools, and appropriately interpreting results can be challenging; Tradeoff! represents a more effective means to convey our approach to a broader audience, especially those who are not experienced in scientific modeling.
Currently, we offer four versions of Tradeoff!:
- Best Coast Belize (coastal zone management)
- Tradeoff! Agriculture Edition (terrestrial/freshwater services)
- Northland: Arctic Choices (arctic development)
- Roads to a Resilient Future (linear infrastructure development).
If you are interested in playing Tradeoff!, please submit a request for more information in the form below.
Read more about the development of Tradeoff! in the following paper, “Using simulation games to teach ecosystem service synergies and trade-offs.”
Our Current Games