This webinar was presented by the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership, Earth Economics, and the Ecosystem Services Partnership on August 14, 2013.
Ecosystem services valuation data is abundant, yet often hard to find. This is especially true for the marine world which has seen a proliferation of valuable data coming from a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals and grey literature. This webinar brings together three organizations offering tools and databases to ease access to and the use of valuation information. The Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) offers a searchable library of marine valuation data, which currently holds over 800 studies. The MESP is also a community of practice updating its members on the latest news, events, and jobs in the field. Earth Economics recently developed an Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit. Their data repository is the “world's largest database of published valuation data and literature from natural and social sciences”. They also offer a self-service tool to conduct ecosystem service valuation and natural capital appraisal. The Ecosystem Services Partnership created the Ecosystem Services Valuation Database (ESVD) which contains original values in monetary units, organised by service and biome. For this webinar, the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership, Earth Economics, and the Ecosystem Services Partnership will each present their databases and tools in a short presentation followed by a Q&A. Learn more about the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership at www.marineecosystemservices.org, Earth Economics at www.esvaluation.org, and Ecosystem Services Partnership at www.fsd.nl/esp/80763/5/0/50.