The Integrated Valuation of Ecosystems Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) is a suite of open-source software models to map and value ecosystem services, including different models designed for terrestrial, freshwater, marine and coastal ecosystems. The tool helps explore how changes in ecosystems can lead to changes in the flows of many different benefits to people. Thereby, InVEST supports entities that deal with natural resources in their management and in balancing of environmental and economic goals, while avoiding degradation and depletion.
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development.
Type(s) of Tool: Modelling ToolsSimulate economic, social, and physical systems to help planners optimize outcomes from different decisions.