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The Resource Investment Optimization System (RIOS)

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Natural Capital Project

RIOS supports the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services. The Resource Investment Optimization System (RIOS) provides a standardized, science-based approach to watershed management in contexts throughout the world. It combines biophysical, social, and economic data to help users identify the best locations for protection and res ...

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Last Update: 2016

Data analysis Ecosystem function Ecosystem services Freshwater Terrestrial

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RIOS supports the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services. The Resource Investment Optimization System (RIOS) provides a standardized, science-based approach to watershed management in contexts throughout the world. It combines biophysical, social, and economic data to help users identify the best locations for protection and restoration activities to maximize the ecological return on investment, within the bounds of what is socially and politically feasible. User support is available at https://forums.naturalcapitalproject.org

Contact person: Adrian Vogl
Contact e-mail: avogl@stanford.edu
Contact institute: Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
License: Free, stand-alone software tool
Technical Status: Finish and with constant technical support
URL(s): https://naturalcapitalproject.stanford.edu/software/rios
http://data.naturalcapitalproject.org/rios_releases/RIOSGuide_Combined_v1.1.16_30May2016.pdf
http://data.naturalcapitalproject.org/rios_releases/rios_sample_data_1.1.16.zip

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