Data & Knowledge sharing

Worldwide there is a rapidly growing amount of knowledge and data on ecosystem services on different stages of development. ESP serves as a platform to share these knowledge and data, discuss the latest developments and form collaborations for further research. We mainly do this via our biome, thematic and sectoral working groups; regional chapter and national networks, the global and regional ESP conferences and our website and our related journals.

Key initiatives supported by and/or related to ESP

Other relevant databases

There is a rapidly growing amount of data and (spatial and dynamic) models on ecosystem services scattered in many different places and stages of development. The list below gives you access to the main available databases. If you have any suggestions for the list below, please contact ESP Support Team.

Valuation databases:

World Statistics:

  • FAO Stats – Statistics division of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. You can find yearbooks, information sheets, databases, maps, and tools.
  • Global Health Observatory (GHO) – The Global Health Observatory (GHO) is WHO’s portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation.
  • Penn World Table – provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices.
  • UNESCO Institute for statistics – Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication.
  • United Nations Statistical Division – The Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system.
  • World Heath Statistics – WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS).
  • World Development Indicators – all mayor financial and economical statistics for national and international comparison.

Environmental databases:

Spatial models:
Please see the pages of the ESP Modeling and ESP Mapping working groups for more information on spatial modeling.