Upcoming Trainings

  • Padua, Italy
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa



Training Program

Our training program hosts both introductory and technical workshops throughout the world. We are excited to work with new and existing InVEST users by offering training to students, scientists, practitioners and other groups. A typical training workshop can offer a number of sessions, including: 1) an introduction to our tools and approaches, 2) model demonstrations and hands-on GIS practice, 3) innovation and collaboration discussions, and 4) small-group support with participant data.

This page contains a list of confirmed training events. Please check back frequently as we continue to add new opportunities!

Upcoming Training Sessions


LEAF/TESAF Summer School, University of Padua

September 7-11, 2015

Padua, Italy

From 7th to 11th of September the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (LEAF/TESAF) of the University of Padua and its spin-off ETIFOR, in collaboration with University of Molise and INFORMED Project Partners have organized a Summer School course on "InVEST Models: Mapping and Valuating Ecosystem Services for better decision making."(Click here for more information.)

Registration fee: 600 EUR (VAT incl.) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

During one week in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, a zone of outstanding universal value among UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this "InVEST Summer School" will offer two days of lectures on ecosystem services assessment and evaluation with case study presentations, followed by three days of intensive training on the InVEST software tool. This initiative aims at disseminating in-depth knowledge on the NatCap Approach and developing technical skills among participants for a proficient use of InVEST Models for ecosystem services valuation and mapping. In Addition basic knowledge of the other Analysis Tools developed by NatCap team, such as RIOS (Resource Investment Optimization System) and OPAL (Offset Portfolio Analyser and Locator) will be provided during training sessions.

Online registration is open until 15th of August and a maximum of 25 participants will be accepted according to CV and expressed motivation. PhDs regularly enrolled will benefit of a 30% discount if the application form is submitted before the 30th of July.

2015 ESP Conference

November 14 & 16-17, 2015

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Immediately following the 2015 ESP World Conference, we will be holding two days of InVEST/RIOS workshops preceded by a one-day course on the Natural Capital Approach. Click here for more information.

November 14: Introduction to the Natural Capital Approach; November 16-17: InVEST Hands-on Training

For more information, please visit the course website. Registration information will be posted soon. Email Henry Borrebach for more details.

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Refund Policy

Individuals who register for a training but cannot attend, should request a refund. The refund amount will be based on how soon we are notified prior to the training:

  • >60 Days - Full refund (minus $40 USD transaction fee)
  • 31-60 Days - 75% of the amount paid
  • 30-11 Days - 50% of the amount paid
  • <11 Days - No refund


Gregg Verutes
Training Program Manager

Henry Borrebach
Project Manager for Outreach & Training