In this series of virtual workshops, NatCap experts will provide a tailored learning experience for participants to explore the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) software suite. Workshops will feature deep dives into different InVEST models, highlight real-world case studies, and demonstrate how the models and cases link back to the Natural Capital Project’s overall ecosystem services analysis approach. Students are encouraged to share questions with the trainers in advance of the workshops and bring their own experiences to the virtual classroom.
We have designed the course for practitioners already familiar with ecosystem services and spatial analysis who want to learn about incorporating InVEST modeling into their own work. All workshop videos will be recorded and made available on this webpage.
The series is designed to build upon the foundation introduced in the first workshop, but we welcome students to participate in the workshops that best suit their needs.
Student Requirements & Next Steps
Take our free online course, Introduction to the Natural Capital Project Approach.
We'll lay a foundation in the Natural Capital Project Approach and the InVEST software suite. Then, we'll dive deeper to explore a few different models by connecting them to real-world case studies.
Participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the Sediment Delivery Ratio (SDR) and Nutrient Delivery Ratio (NDR) InVEST models. We'll take a deep dive into these two models and hear tips for assembling model inputs, interpreting model outputs, and troubleshooting common issues. We'll use a case study to demonstrate the types of ecosystem services assessment that the models can equip analysts to tackle. Please download and familiarize yourself with the workshop data packet before the workshop.
In this workshop, we'll explore the InVEST urban models that map, measure, and value the benefits of incorporating nature into urban design as we strive for sustainable and livable cities. We will share how Urban InVEST can be applied, present newly-available models, and explore one model, Urban Cooling, in more detail.
Life Science Researcher at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
GIS Analyst at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Researcher Data Scientist at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
GIS Programmer Analyst at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Senior GIS Analyst at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Researcher at the Natural Capital Project, University of Minnesota
Training Coordinator at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Fattin Wekselman ,
Administrative Associate at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University