The ARIES team coordinates and participates in the EO4EA workshop!

November 25, 2022



ARIES team members Ferdinando Villa (ARIES Lead Investigator at BC3), Stefano Balbi (ARIES managing director at BC3), Kenneth Bagstad (Natural Capital Accounting Specialist at USGS), Kii Hayashi (Ecosystem Services Professor at University of Nagoya) and Alessio Bulckaen (Natural Capital Accounting Project Manager at BC3) will be part of three panels at the 2022 workshop on Earth Observation (EO) for Ecosystem Accounting (EA) next week!

The online event provides a platform to learn and discuss new ways to reinforce the importance of providing robust and cost-effective EO solutions that help countries develop and compile their ecosystem accounts like the ARIES for SEEA Explorer.

The workshop, which will be held on November 28 – December 1, is organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Environmental-Economic Account section of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Earth Observations for Ecosystem Accounting initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO EO4EA).

All sessions will take place from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm CET and are public to all those who register for the workshop. The ARIES team is set to participate in the following panels/days: 

Monday, Nov 28:

Setting the scene

 14:00 – 15:00

  • ARIES for SEEA • (ID: 197) (Ferdinando Villa)

Wednesday, Nov30:

Case studies on the role of EO data to compile Ecosystem service accounts

13:15 – 14:00

  • Customized Ecosystem Service Models for Crop and Carbon Stock by ARIES Platform • (ID: 112) (Kii Hayashi, Ferdinando Villa and  Stefano Balbi)

Case studies on the role of EO data to compile accounts on urban ecosystems

15:05 – 15:35

  • Improving Urban Ecosystem Accounts in the United States Through Hyper-parameterized Machine Learning • (ID: 143) (Ken Bagstad)

Thursday, Dec 1:

Keynote speeches to introduce the Operationalization

15:20 – 15:40

  • ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Environment & Sustainability) for SEEA for Rapid Natural Capital Accounts Generation: towards Fast, Transparent and Standardized yet Customizable Ecosystem Accounts • (ID: 172) (Alessio Bulckaen, Ferdinando Villa, Stefano Balbi and Ken Bagstad).

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