|Tool name *||ARIES|
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|
|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.
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
Ecosystem services flow mapping
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