02.07.2015 - 04.07.2015
Course: Introduction to the Natural Capital approach: InVEST and RIOS
The Université de Genéve announces a course called "Introduction to the Natural Capital approach: InVEST and RIOS" that will take place from July 2-4 2015. 

This 3-day training will include an overview of ecosystem services approaches (first day, free), followed by two days of technical training on two of the Natural Capital Project’s software tools, InVEST and RIOS (350.-). This course is organized jointly by the Natural Capital Project (www.naturalcapitalproject.org) at Stanford University and the Institute for Environmental Science (www.unige.ch/ise) at University of Geneva.


  • Introduce participants to the InVEST ecosystem service mapping and valuation tool, including how it works and its capabilities and limitations. After the training, participants will have basic familiarity with InVEST, including how to run select models, troubleshoot, and interpret and communicate results.
  • Introduce participants to the RIOS (Resource Investment Optimization System) tool for supporting the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services.
  • Provide hands-on exercises during days 2 and 3, in which participants will practice applying the Natural Capital Approach via case studies on RIOS and several InVEST models. The models that this course will focus on are: Sediment Retention, Nutrient Retention, Water Yield, and Crop Pollination.
Register before June 15. from the following web site: www.unige.ch/formcont/invest/information.html
For questions please contact:  anthony.lehmann@unige.ch

Contact information:
Antony Lehmann