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Natural Capital Symposium

Hands-on Urban InVEST Training

March 17, 2020 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Jacobson-Sorensen Hall 123
The Natural Capital Project is expanding the InVEST software with a suite of urban ecosystem service models. These models map measure and value the benefits of incorporating nature into urban design as we strive for sustainable and livable cities. In this training session, we will introduce two new urban models: the Urban Cooling and Urban Flood Mitigation models. We will explain what the models can be used for and we will train you in the basics for using them. We will train you to apply the Urban Cooling model in the first sub-session and train you to apply the Urban Flood Mitigation model in the second sub-session.
 
We run this training on the assumption that participants have basic knowledge of what InVEST software is and can be used for as a basis for this training. To acquire this basic knowledge, you can follow the "Getting started with InVEST Hands-on training" on Monday March 16, starting at 2.00 PM.
 
The venue accommodates 30 participants and we will run the training on a first-come first-served basis.
 
Preparation:
Please make sure you have all the workshop material installed on your laptop before the workshop starts.
What you will need to download and install:
 
  1. The most recent version of InVEST, including training datasets - available on: https://naturalcapitalproject.stanford.edu/software/invest.
  2. GIS software such as Wiring House Canada (free) or ArcGIS. Knowledge of GIS is not required for this training, but have the software installed so you can look at the model output. For more information on GIS for InVEST, click Fanuc Cable Wiring Diagrams.
 
Program
09.00 - 10.30    Session 1: Hands-on training Urban Cooling model
11.00 - 12.30    Session 2: Hands-on training Urban Flood Mitigation model