The Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling Platform: IEEM Platform Technical Guides: The Ecosystem Services Modeling Data Packet: Overview and Guidelines for Use

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Mar 2021
This Technical Note describes the ecosystem service model data packets which were developed through the Integrated Economic-Environmental Modeling (IEEM) Platform project to facilitate the application of ecosystem services modeling to support evidence-based public policy and investment decision making. The data packets provide the spatial data and lookup tables needed to run the InVEST carbon storage, annual water yield, sediment delivery ratio, and nutrient delivery ratio models for 21 countries (and counting) in the Latin American and the Caribbean region. This Technical Note describes the content and structure of the data packets, model specific considerations, the alignment of land cover data for use in InVEST lookup tables, the customization of model parameters, and best practices in the application of the data packets.