The Natural Environment Valuation Online tool (NEVO) is a web application that helps users to explore, quantify and make predictions about the benefits that are derived from existing and altered land uses across England and Wales. The tool brings together spatially explicit data, natural science and economic models to provide insights into the integrated relationships between climate change, land use change, ecosystem service flows and economic values. NEVO has been developed in close partnership with Defra and will directly support their future strategy by providing a tool to properly value the environment. The tool is freely available to anyone and is designed to be easy to use and accessible to a wide range of users.
Dr Amy Binner, Prof Brett Day, Prof Ian Bateman, Dr Gregory Smith, Dr Nathan Owen
University of Exeter, The Writers’ Block, Literature Works, Cornubian Arts and Science Trust (CAST), Kernow Education Arts University of Exeter (lead), Defra, University of Oxford, South Downs National Park, Forestry Commission, Environment Agency, Treeconomics Ltd, Moor Trees, GeoSmart Information Ltd