We envision a future where Earth observation systems enable ubiquitous environmental transparency and the true value of ecosystems is incorporated into conventional economic accounts and decision making, leading to a radical shift in the appreciation and valuation of natural resources.
Our mission is to develop, pioneer, and test the methods and tools that will allow Earth observation technology to enable the widespread adoption of ecosystem accounting. Through partnership, research, and practical application we will advance the science of Earth observation and practice of ecosystem accounting.
ACCOUNTING FOR NATURE'S VALUE ON A NATIONAL SCALE
Earth Observations is working to leverage the power of satellite data by partnering with governments to create standardized accounting systems that include the benefits of nature.
Work Streams Driving the Initiative
Case Studies & Synthesis
Case studies and synthesis work stream is to highlight case studies and applications of ecosystem accounting.
Ecosystem Extent & Conditions
Case studies and synthesis work stream is focused on developing and testing methods for delineating ecosystem extent and assessing ecosystem condition.
Ecosystem extent and conditions work stream is working to advance ecosystem service identification, measurement and monitoring through the application of earth observation.
Implementation & Capacity Building
Implementation and capacity building work stream will lead the capacity building, pilot testing and implementation of ecosystem accounting at the subnational and national scale.