Tools

Tool name * ARIES
Description

ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) is a web-based technology offered to users worldwide to assist rapid ecosystem service assessment and valuation (ESAV). Its purpose is to make environmental decisions easier and more effective. ARIES helps discover, understand, and quantify environmental assets and what factors influence their values, in a geographical area and according to needs and priorities set by its users. ARIES can accommodate a range of different use scenarios, including spatial assessments and economic valuations of ecosystem services, optimization of payment schemes for ecosystem services, and spatial policy planning.

Category All, Data, Decision Support, Governance, Visualization
What step(s) in analysis framework 1b, 2b, 2c
What step(s) in Governance framework
inputs

Data Quality Required

Probabilistic and capable of operating in conditions of data scarcity. No data will be required for basic analysis, but user data can be input to improve predictions.

Modification Required

Expertise Required

No resources required to use basic functionalities (data are included, tool is web-based). Detailed analysis may require data input for region of interest if not already available.

Spatial and Temporal

Local, watershed, regional

Outputs

Ecosystem services flow mapping

License cost issues

No

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Literature: References & Manuals *

http://ecoinformatics.uvm.edu/projects/aries.html

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