Tradeoff! is a series of mapping games developed by the Natural Capital Project that simply introduce concepts related to nature’s benefits to people, while mirroring the analytical approach of the InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) tool. The process of preparing spatial data, running software tools, and appropriately interpreting results can be challenging; Tradeoff! represents a more effective means to convey the InVEST approach to a broader audience, especially those who are not computer savvy or experienced scientific modelers. Currently, there are four versions of Tradeoff!: 1) Best Coast Belize (coastal zone management), 2) Tradeoff! Agriculture Edition (terrestrial/freshwater services), 3) Northland: Arctic Choices (arctic development), and 4) Roads to a Resilient Future (linear infrastructure development).
Learn more about the game and how it has been used here.