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Records 1 to 25 of 172 records about 'EnviroAtlas'

A Community EcoHealth Index from EnviroAtlas Ecosystem Services Metrics
(JOURNAL) [Published : Aug 02, 2019]
Human health is inextricably tied to ecosystem services (ES), including those associated with greenspace in urban communities. EnviroAtlas provides close to 100 maps of ES metrics based on high-resolution land cover data in featured communities across the contiguous United States...
Achieving SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] and Engaging Higher Education Using EPA Tools
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Oct 03, 2018]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a suite of freely available, web-based tools that assist diverse audiences, including higher education institutions, in tackling local and regional environmental problems, building capacity, and meeting their sustainability ...
An Eco-Health Index from EnviroAtlas Community Metrics
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Dec 04, 2018]
To support human health and well-being, ecosystem services (ES) need to be fully understood and incorporated into local decision-making. Geospatial tools, such as the EnviroAtlas developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and partners, allow decision-makers, public hea...
Build capacity for programming in your community with EPA’s EnviroAtlas
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Oct 17, 2020]
Now more than ever, it is essential for EE centers to cultivate programming that is inviting and accessible to all members of their communities. There is no such thing as a “typical” museum visitor, therefore designing programs for diverse audiences can be difficult. ...
Building a Greenway: Using EnviroAtlas in the Classroom. CASE STUDY
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 09, 2016]
In this hypothetical case study, funding to complete a pilot section of a greenway has been granted to a city Parks and Recreation Department. The proposed pilot section is being presented to the city council for review and approval. The proposal was drafted by the Parks and Recr...
Building a potential wetland restoration indictor for the U.S. EPA’s EnviroAtlas
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 07, 2016]
Wetland restoration has focused primarily on individual wetland creation, yet the greatest benefits have been achieved when restoration considers the watershed context. Identifying locations within a watershed that lend themselves to wetland restoration is key. We created an indi...
Creating Ecosystem Services Indices with EnviroAtlas Metrics
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 12, 2018]
To support the well-being of future generations, ecosystem services (ES) need to be fully understood and evaluated by decision-makers. Geospatial tools, such as the EnviroAtlas, allow decision-makers, urban planners, public health professionals, and other stakeholders to view and...
Data, Interactive Apps, and Reaching Communities: Lessons from EPA's EnviroAtlas
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Aug 07, 2020]
New technology and wide access to the Internet have provided unprecedented opportunities for getting science to audiences rapidly and innovatively. Over 10 years ago, EPA began development of EnviroAtlas (https://www.epa.gov/enviroatlas), aiming to be on the forefront of using we...
Developing an educational curriculum for EnviroAtlas
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Mar 15, 2017]
EnviroAtlas is a web-based tool developed by the EPA and its partners, which provides interactive tools and resources for users to explore the benefits that people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem goods and services.Ecosystem goods and services are important to...
Discovery through maps: Exploring real-world applications of ecosystem services
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Aug 11, 2017]
Background/Question/Methods U.S. EPA’s EnviroAtlas provides a collection of interactive tools and resources for exploring ecosystem goods and services. The purpose of EnviroAtlas is to provide better access to consistently derived ecosystems and socio-economic data to facil...
EPA’S EnviroAtlas: Indicators for Working Watersheds
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jul 26, 2018]
Over recent decades the government has made a wealth of information publicly available as part of the Federal Open Data Policy. The EnviroAtlas provides a wealth of geospatial data and other resources to decision makers, educators, and researchers. EnviroAtlas resources are organ...
EPA’s EnviroAtlas - geospatial data and easy-to-use tools to better understand ecosystem services, environmental stressors and impacts on human health
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Mar 04, 2020]
EPA’s EnviroAtlas provides a wealth of U.S. Geospatial data and easy-to-use tools to help scientists, natural resource managers, health professionals and the public better understand the relationships between ecosystem services, environmental stressors and human health.Here...
EPA’s EnviroAtlas: Identifying Nature’s Benefits, Deficits, and Opportunities for Equitable Distribution in Populated Places#
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jul 10, 2016]
The web-based EnviroAtlas is an easy-to-use mapping and analysis tool built by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its partners to provide information, data, and research on the relationships between ecosystems, built infrastructure, and societal well-being. The tool is ...
EPA’s EnviroAtlas: Identifying Nature’s benefits, deficits, and opportunities for equitable distribution to support public health
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 05, 2017]
Cities, towns, and Tribes rely on clean air, water and other natural resources for public health and well-being. Yet natural infrastructure and its benefits are not always fully understood or considered in local decisions. EnviroAtlas is a free, online, easy-to-use mapping tool...
EPA's EnviroAtlas - A Geospatial Portal for Watershed Planning and Management
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : May 02, 2019]
A demonstration of the EnviroAtlas, with an emphasis on coverages and actual or potential use of the EnviroAtlas for assessing restoration potential, community assets and vulnerabilities, and its application for primary research and communication of eco-health linkages, and who i...
EPA's EnviroAtlas Educational Curriculum
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Oct 01, 2017]
U.S. EPA’s EnviroAtlas provides a collection of web-based, interactive tools for exploring ecosystem services: an Interactive Map, which provides access to 300+ maps at multiple extents for the U.S., and an Eco-Health Relationship Browser, which displays the linkages betwee...
Earth Observation-Based Ecosystem Services Indicators for National and Subnational Reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jul 01, 2020]
Decision-making impacting sustainability occurs at national and subnational levels, highlighting the need for Earth observations (EO) and geospatial data for assessing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at multiple spatial extents and scales. EnviroAtlas, developed by the U.S. E...
Ecosystem Services in the Real World: Using the U.S. EnviroAtlas Tool in Impact Assessments
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Sep 01, 2016]
There have been widespread calls to integrate ecosystem services (ES) into decision processes, including a recent U.S. mandate directing Federal agencies to incorporate ES into their planning, investments, and regulatory contexts. Using an ES framework is expected to lead to bet...
Ecosystem goods and services case studies and models support community decision making using the EnviroAtlas and the Eco-Health Relationship Browser.
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 01, 2018]
This report presents multiple lines of inquiry focused on improving the public’s use of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) concepts, data, and tools for addressing environmental, social, and economic problems. The case studies and data tools and models in the report highlight the...
Education modules using EnviroAtlas
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jul 13, 2017]
Proposal #1: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology (Elementary)Online maps have the power to bring students closer to their local natural environments. EnviroAtlas is an interactive, web-based tool that was designed by the EPA and its partners ...
Education modules using EnviroAtlas (#2)
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Dec 01, 2017]
Session Title #1: Exploration and Discovery through Maps: Teaching Science with Technology. Online maps have the power to spark student interest and bring students closer to their local natural environments. EnviroAtlas is an interactive, web-based tool that was designed by the...
Empowering Tomorrow's Decision-Makers: EnviroAtlas and Ecosystem Services in the Classroom
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Dec 06, 2018]
Interactive web tools provide rich learning experiences for students of all levels. U.S. EPA’s EnviroAtlas contains two primary tools for exploring ecosystem goods and services: An Interactive Map, which provides access to 300+ maps at multiple extents for the U.S., and an ...
EnviroAtlas Connects Urban Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jan 26, 2017]
Ecosystem services in urban areas can improve public health and well-being by mitigating natural and anthropogenic pollution, and by promoting healthy lifestyles that include engagement with nature and enhanced opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. EPA&rsqu...
EnviroAtlas Database 2014
(DATA/SOFTWARE) [Published : Oct 09, 2014]
EnviroAtlas Interactive Database: http://enviroatlas.epa.gov/EnviroAtlas.
EnviroAtlas EO-based Indicators for SDG Reporting at National and Subnational Extents
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Dec 11, 2018]
Existing geospatial platforms can provide Earth Observation (EO) based indicators for assessing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency and partners, EnviroAtlas is an example geospatial platform offering a colle...