The Basque Centre for Climate Change will present the ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) modelling framework at the 10th World Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) in a pre-conference training. The participants to the training will have the chance to try a preview release of k.Explorer, an internet browser-based user interface, which provides an easy way to access the ARIES network of models and data.
The currently available contents of the ARIES network include:
- More than 100 spatial data layers (at scales from regional to global) from their authoritative sources.
- A suite of model components to address to ecosystem services related queries in 10 areas of study (recreation, pollination, flood regulation, sediment regulation, carbon storage, etc.), and their combination with spatial multi-criteria assessment for trade-off and spatial planning analysis.
- A full set of GIS algorithms to use within modeling workflows to implement complex spatial models.
- The entire feature data from OpenStreetMap (through a specialized mirror that is updated constantly) so that they can be used in our computations.