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Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) Calculator
Entry ID: EVI_Calculator
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Summary
Abstract: The Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) Calculator is for people and organizations wishing to better understand the issue of environmental vulnerability and resilience as a basis for ensuring sustainable development through the application of the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI). To be able to calculate an EVI requires the compilation of relevant environmental vulnerability data for the 50 indicators. Once compiled then this data must be used to calculate each indicator. As the indicators are heterogeneous, include variables for which responses are numerical, qualitative and on different scales (linear, non-linear, or with different ranges) they are mapped onto a 1 - 7 vulnerability scale. Where data is not available, no value is given for the indicator and the denominator of the average adjusted down by one value. Where an indicator is considered 'non- pplicable' in a country (such as volcanic eruptions in Tuvalu which has no volcanoes), the lowest vulnerability score of 1 is attributed to that indicator. The vulnerability scores for each indicator are then accumulated either into categories or sub-indices and the average calculated. An overall average of all indicators is calculated to generate the country EVI. The EVI is accumulated into three sub-indices:

- Hazards
- Resistance
- Damage

The 50 EVI indicators are also divided up in the issue categories for use as required:

- Climate change
- Biodiversity
- Water
- Agriculture and fisheries
- Human health aspects
- Desertification
- Exposure to natural disasters

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE
Description: Download the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) Calculator.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Access the manual on how to use the Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI).
Service Citation
Originators: South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
Title: Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) Calculator
Provider: South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
URL: http://www.vulnerabilityindex.net/EVI_Calculator.html
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
SOCIETY
Service Provider
South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission

Service Provider Personnel
Name: SOUTH PACIFIC APPLIED GEOSCIENCE COMMISSION
Phone: 679 338 1377
Fax: 679 337 0040
Email: director at sopac.org
Contact Address:
Private Mail Bag, GPO
City: Suva
Country: Fiji Islands
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Excel (.xls)
Fees: No fees
Personnel
ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY INDEX (EVI) PROJECT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 679-338-1377
Fax: 679-337-0040
Email: evi at vulnerabilityindex.net
Contact Address:
C/- South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
Private Mail Bag
City: Suva
Country: FIJI ISLANDS

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-02-17
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-08-22
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