EnviroAtlas: Connecting Ecosystems, People, and Well-being
March 10, 2014
Speaker: Anne Neale, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EnviroAtlas Lead Topic: EnviroAtlas: Connecting Ecosystems, People, and Well-being
This seminar will feature a discussion on the EnviroAtlas, a web-based application of geospatial data, analytical tools, and interpretive information on ecosystem goods and services. Examples of ecosystem goods and services include clean water, timber, habitat for a wide variety of species, flood and disease control, carbon sequestration, recreation, and cultural and spiritual resources. EnviroAtlas is a multi-organization collaborative effort with a growing list of partners, including DOI’s United States Geological Survey. Anne Neale, Lead for the EnviroAtlas effort, will discuss how the EnviroAtlas will allow DOI and its partners to access data to help identify current levels of ecosystem services in the conterminous United States, the beneficiaries and demand for those services, and the expected levels of services under future scenarios.