Creating Futures

Ecosystem Services Modelling

10 Sep, 2017

The modelling of Ecosystem Services is emerging as an important area for Regional Councils as they are required to understand the possible effects on these services by policy and resource use decisions and understand the full range of 'trade-offs' that may occur through such decisions. A workshop on Ecosystems Services Modelling was held by WRC with a range of researchers and modellers in June 2017 to begin the conversation about what is being done and how to better coordinate this effort to meet the needs of councils.

To continue this conversation an Envirolink funded wokrhops is being held in early October to bring together developers and users to identify opportunities and challenges for improved coordination of modelling tools for ecosystem services and how to provide expert support for regional councils.