InVEST is a family of tools to map and value the goods and services from nature which are essential for sustaining and fulfilling human life.
The toolbox includes 16 InVEST models for analyzing marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.
Resource Investment Optimization System
RIOS is a free and open source software tool that supports the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services.
Offset Portfolio Analyzer and Locator
OPAL is a free, open-source tool for quantifying the impacts of development and the value of potential protection or restoration activities to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Our database page lists potential sources of spatial data that may be useful for InVEST models. It also provides potential parameter values for the InVEST sediment retention and water purification models.
Science-Policy Interface Tools
Our science-policy interface page includes materials to assist governments, companies, NGOs, and the general public in applying ecosystem services information to their decisions.