Natural Capital Assessment Gateway

The Natural Capital Assessment Gateway brings together information on the growing number of projects in the UK concerned with mapping and assessing natural capital and ecosystem service delivery at the local, regional or national level. You can use the interactive, searchable, map-based facility below to explore a wealth of projects in progress or completed across the UK.


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Best practice

Download a set of guidelines on best practice in ecosystem service mapping produced by the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Sustainability (BESS) Programme. The principles it contains should be considered when starting any ecosystem service mapping or assessment project. There are also links to projects which are good examples of some of the principles.

Submit a project

If you are aware of a piece of work that you think should feature in this Gateway, please send details about it to


This Gateway is a revised and updated version of the Ecosystem Service Mapping Gateway developed by the NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Sustainability (BESS) Programme, with additional funding from Natural England.