The Natural Assets Theme of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Research Programme 2016-21 is concerned with identification, quantification and valuation of Scotland’s environmental assets, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Modelling and mapping of key indicators of ecosystem services is an essential component of this theme. Mapped indicators will support decision-making across land use policy priorities (such as a low carbon economy, sustainable food production and water management) by allowing spatially explicit visioning of the ecosystem services trade-offs. Provisioning, regulating and cultural services were mapped and can be viewed through an online mapping portal.
The James Hutton Institute, SEFARI, Scottish Government
Which ecosystem services were focused on?:
- Crops, livestock, fish
- Carbon sequestration & storage
- Detoxification and purification in air, soils and water
Crowd-sourced and geo-referenced photographs
Online mapping portal, available at: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=a1c9afe0f8594c3da6...