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2019 Natural Capital Symposium

Communicating and Visualizing Natural Capital

March 20, 2019 - 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Abstract: Powerful, engaging and inspiring ways to communicate ecosystem services assessments, and enhance Natural Capital action. Discover how interactive tools, from webmaps to VR enhance the experience and understanding of ecosystem services – and how accessible tools can help gain interest, understanding and empathy, thus leading to better natural capital decisions. Get inspired by low-tech, high-tech, storytelling and art, and learn more about data visualization in this interactive session. Let us honor all our intelligences and senses to listen, look, and understand – not only with our brains!

Moderator: Charlotte Weil, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Featured speakers include:

  • Nicole Newnham, Awavena – on novel ways of experiencing natural capital, through virtual reality
  • Jorge Caballero & Martin Picalla, Cincia (Centro de Innovación Científica Amazónica) – on translating and digitizing collaboratively developed scenarios to InVEST-ready maps: from low-tech to GIS.
  • Ahmed Ahres, Sami Ben Hassen, Harshdeep, and David Malmström, Swiss Institute of Technology – on IPBES Viewer (Global Ecosystem Maps, interactively)
  • Joanna Lin, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University – on InVEST Habitat Risk Assessment Interactive Dashboard
  • Stace Maples & Hannah Wild, Stanford Geospatial Center
  • Günes Yurdakul & Cyril van Schreven, Swiss Institute of Technology – on Green Growth That Works: Book Interactive Viewer
  • Stephen Standridge, Form is Function
  • Anna Muller Queiroz, Stanford University
  • Marcelo Guevara, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
  • Katie McCutcheon, Interactive Painter
Session Track: 
Approaches and Applications