Frequently asked questions

NVP is the essential web-based tool that enables companies and other organisations to understand and track their impact on nature almost anywhere around the world. It provides:

  • Near real-time data
  • Remote data capture almost anywhere around the world
  • Scalable nature intelligence
  • Nature impact analysis across your entire portfolio in one place
  • Customised features upon request.

Learn more about NV’s key features here.

NVP is designed for companies and organisations who are interested in understanding, mitigating, compensating and reporting their impacts on nature.

Learn more about NV’s key features here.

Access to and use of the NVP platform is subjected to paid subscription and specific terms and conditions. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact us.

Contact us to set up an account and subscription tailored to your needs.

NVP users are required to upload the georeferenced location of their project areas. NVP accepts various file formats, including KML, KMZ, GPKG, GEOJSON, ZIP and Shapefiles (CPG, DBF, PRJ, SHP, SHX) files up to 25MB. Users will also need to define a project start and end date.

To enhance the search and project comparison features, users can also input information such as sector, activity, project type (impact or compensation), country, region, etc. 

Users can always contact us for help at any stage.

NVP is a web-based platform accessible through standard web browsers. Access to the NVP platform and website is optimised for compatibility with leading browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. No additional software is required, but a stable internet connection is recommended.

NVP is committed to the principles of robustness and transparency and runs in an open-source software and language, namely R and QGIS, to deliver its natural capital assessment almost anywhere around the world. Broadly speaking, NVP methodology is grounded in four main activities:

  1. Data acquisition and pre-processing, using satellite imagery from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
  2. Calculation of ecosystem services indicators, using a set of key indicators of ecosystem services, based on the international classification standard for ecosystem services.
  3. Assessment of the natural capital balance, using algorithms to compare natural capital metrics at the start and end of a project.
  4. Data reporting, using advanced analytics.

Each step of the process is followed  by the NVP team to ensure you get the most accurate and reliable information possible. Learn more about the NVP methodology here.

We follow all regulatory and ethical considerations to ensure your data is protected. Learn more about how your data is protected and handled in our Privacy Policy.

NVP users can utilise NVP-generated data as they deem appropriate, provided they adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

Data calculated by NVP can be exported while navigating through NVP. The exported file is a csv file, showing information on the selected indicators, the value of the natural capital for the start and end years, the corresponding natural capital balance, the projects selected and used in the calculation, and any further comment available. Graphics available on NVP can also be exported. Learn more about NVP reports here.

No, NVP is focused on measuring changes in the area of a set of key ecosystem service indicators related to terrestrial satellite imagery. Contact us for additional services relating to biodiversity assessment.

Yes, upon request, we can consider making changes to improve the user experience. For example, we can add indicators, specific targets, overlaps with protected area datasets. Contact us to discuss the possibility of customising NVP to better suit your needs.

We diligently monitor the technical performance of NVP and proactively address any potential issues. For technical assistance, please reach out to our support team at info@nvp.pt. We are dedicated to promptly resolving any issues you encounter.

Troubleshooting tips and common solutions are available in the online help page within the platform.

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