EO Services for Ecosystem Valuation Project

The objective of the EO Services for Ecosystem Valuation project is to demonstrate the value of EO-based information products for the emerging sector of ecosystem services valuation. EO-based services have the potential to provide objective baselines and are an important component of environmental monitoring systems. Importantly, the scales upon which EO services can inform are far greater than is feasible by manual survey methods. EO services are not merely a cost-effective replacement for in-situ surveys but can facilitate a deeper level of understanding of spatial relationships between ecosystems and human environment. This understanding is necessary to meet the current challenges of sustainable growth.