Natural Capital Laboratory

From Digital Transformation within Scotland's environment sector
Jump to navigation Jump to search

What is this?[edit source]

Title AECOM and the Lifescape Project - Natural Capital Laboratory
Description Accounting for environmental, social, and economic impacts is an increasing priority for many organisations and understanding and measuring natural capital, as part of this, is key. The Natural Capital Laboratory (NCL), set up in 2019 by AECOM and the Lifescape Project, is a unique project to do just this: a live environment for identifying, quantifying and valuing the impacts of re-wilding.
Type Improved science


Located in the Scottish Highlands, near Loch Ness, for the next five years the NCL is restoring 100 acres of forest and reintroducing lost species. New digital tools and techniques have been adopted to track and communicate the complex data at scale, showcase the changes on the site and create solutions which help tackle two of the biggest challenges of our times: climate change and biodiversity loss.