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IAN Integration and Application Network Conceptual Diagrams

The IAN symbol libraries contain over 1500 custom-made vector symbols (in 32 categories) designed specifically for enhancing science communication skills. The libraries are designed primarily for use with Adobe Illustrator (requires version 10 or better), however we also offer eps and svg versions for non-Illustrator users.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

AGWA - Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool

The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) Tool is a GIS-based watershed management tool that parameterizes and runs two watershed models, KINEROS2 and SWAT. AGWA is designed to provide qualitative estimates of runoff and erosion relative to landscape change.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs)

The purpose of InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) is to evaluate how human activities and climate change affect production and value of terrestrial and marine ecosystem services.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
ecosystem services,
marine,
terrestrial,
tradeoffs,
valuation

WaterWorld

AguaAndes/Waterworld is a web based policy support system (PSS) based on the FIESTA hydrological model (Mulligan and Burke 2005; Mulligan et al., 2010; Bruijnzeel, Mulligan and Scatena 2011) and previous policy support systems including DESURVEY PSS).

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
climate change,
ecosystem services,
global,
high resolution,
land-use changes on water run-off,
watershed management

AmericaSpeaks- 21st Century Town Meeting

AmericaSpeaks provides citizens with a greater voice in planning and policy-making by integrating keypad polling and groupware computers with authentic public deliberation. AmericaSpeaks has managed public engagement programs across the country and around the world, including the redevelopment of Ground Zero after 9/11, the creation of Washington, D.C.'s budget priorities, and regional planning processes in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Perth, Australia.

Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Tool Cost:
Varies with application

Costing Nature (Co$ting Nature)

Co$ting Nature is a web based tool for analysing the ecosystem services provided by natural environments, identifying the beneficiaries of these services and assessing the impacts of human interventions.

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Software/Web Tool
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Keyword(s):
baseline scenario,
carbon,
climate change,
ecosystem services,
hazard mitigation,
land use change,
model,
nature based tourism,
water

Marine Conservation Agreements - A Practitioner's Toolkit

The Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (MCAs) provides information for local, national, and international organizations regarding a promising strategy to protect ocean and coastal biodiversity from degradation and depletion.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

Dyna-Plan

Dyna-Plan is a landscape-level ecosystem model. It is capable of simulating forest ecosystem dynamics while also optimizing forest management. These include policies related to harvest flows, percent of harvested area, and logging impact distribution on the land.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Varies with application
Keyword(s):
forest estate model,
landscape-level model

PRMS- Precipitation Runoff Modeling System

PRMS is a modular design, distributed parameter, physical process watershed model developed to evaluate the effects of various combinations of precipitation, climate, and land use on watershed response.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES)

Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES) is a GIS-based tool designed to assess, map, and quantify the perceived social values for ecosystem services, such as aesthetics, biodiversity, and recreation.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
decision support,
ecosystem assessment,
social-ecological systems,
value transfer