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InVEST Virtual Workshops

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

    Required in advance:
  • Register below (you must register individually for each)
  • Download InVEST
  • Familiarity with ecosystems services and spatial analysis

Summer Series 2020

Intro to InVEST

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.

Training Team:
Jesse Goldstein
Ginger Kowal
Charlotte Weil
Stacie Wolny

Workshop Slides

Freshwater Quality Model

Participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the Sediment Delivery Ratio (SDR) and Nutrient Delivery Ratio (NDR) InVEST models. We'll 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 review the workshop data packet before the workshop.

Training Team:
Jesse Goldstein
Ginger Kowal
Stacie Wolny

Workshop Slides

Urban InVEST: Modeling ecosystem services in cities

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. Please download and review the workshop data packet before the workshop.

Training Team:
Chris Nootenboom
Roy Remme

Workshop Slides


Training Team:

Jade Delevaux

 

Jade Delevaux,
Life Science Researcher at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Christopher Nootenboom

 

Christopher Nootenboom,
Researcher at the Natural Capital Project, University of Minnesota

Jesse Goldstein

 

Jesse Goldstein,
GIS Analyst at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Roy Remme

 

Roy Remme,
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Anne Guerry

 

Anne Guerry,
Chief Strategy Officer and Lead Scientist at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Charlotte Weil

 

Charlotte Weil,
Researcher Data Scientist at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Ginger Kowal

 

Ginger Kowal,
GIS Programmer Analyst at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Stacie Wolny

 

Stacie Wolny,
Senior GIS Analyst at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Eric Lonsdorf

 

Eric Lonsdorf,
Program Director and Lead Scientist at the Natural Capital Project, University of Minnesota

 

Administrative Team:

Lori Avila

 

Lori Avila,
Training Coordinator at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Mary Jane Wilder

 

Mary Jane Wilder ,
Administrative Associate at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

Fattin Wekselman

 

Fattin Wekselman ,
Administrative Associate at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University