Tools

ARIES

ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) is a web-based technology offered to users worldwide to assist rapid ecosystem service assessment and valuation (ESAV). Its purpose is to make environmental decisions easier and more effective…

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BVMtool

BVMtool (Tool for marine biological valuation mapping) is a set of R scripts automating marine biological valuation calculations based on the biological valuation concept as developed by Derous et al. 2007 and described by Deneudt et al. 2013. Bas…

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CLUZ

Conservation Land-Use Zoning software (CLUZ) is an ArcView GIS interface that allows users to design protected area networks and conservation landscapes. It can be used for on-screen planning and also acts as a link for the Marxan conservation pla…

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Connectivity Analysis Toolkit

The Connectivity Analysis Toolkit (CAT) provides conservation planners with newly-developed tools for both linkage mapping and landscape-level 'centrality' analysis. Centrality refers to a group of landscape metrics that rank the importance of sit…

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DesktopGARP

Desktop GARP is a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research that allows the user to predict and analyze wild species distributions. GARP is a genetic algorithm that creates ecological niche models for species. The models describe env…

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DIVA

DIVA (Dynamic and Interactive Vulnerability Assessment) is a user-friendly tool that allows its users to produce consistent quantitative information on a range of social, ecological, and economic coastal impact indicators based on user-selected cl…

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Fishery Analyst

Fishery Analyst is an ArcGIS 9.x extension developed to effectively analyze and visualize temporal and spatial patterns of fishery dynamics. The main functions are quantitative estimation and visualization of catch and effort and their variation i…

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GIS methods from BALANCE project

This document contains a list of GIS 'receipes' and indicator uses to evaluate mangement effectiveness. For each subject, the data requirements, step-by-step process and its use as an indicator in the assessment of management performance is descri…

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GRID

GRID (GeoReference Interactions Database) is [under development as] a web-based flexible database and tool to analyse interactions (conflicts and synergies) that has a GIS (GeoInformation System) application to analyse spatial distribution of curr…

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Marine Reserve And Local Fisheries Interactive Simulation

This simulation-based exercise is an educational tool that allows users to explore various factors that influence fish population viability and fishery sustainability, and experiment with the use of marine reserves as tools in fisheries management…

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MIDAS

MIDAS (Marine Integrated Decision Analysis System) offers managers and other users of MMAs (marine managed areas) around the world the capability to analyze outcomes that result from the interaction of governance, socioeconomic and ecological fact…

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NAMEM

NAMEM (Network Analyst for Marine Ecosystem-based Management) performs large-scale connectivity analysis of marine habitats using recent advances in the application of network theory to source-sink population structures. A simple wizard interface …

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NEMO

NEMO is an ocean modelling framework which is composed of 'engines' nested in an 'environment'. The 'engines' provide numerical solutions of ocean, sea-ice, tracers and biochemistry equations and their related physics. The 'environment' consists o…

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RAMAS GIS

RAMAS GIS is designed to link your GIS with a metapopulation model for population viability analysis and extinction risk assessment. Habitats used by most species are becoming increasingly fragmented, requiring a metapopulation modeling approach t…

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Sustainability indicator tool

The Wadden Sea Region “Sustainability indicator tool” measures the status of sustainable development, as well as progress in achieving identified sustainability objectives. The tool is based on a three-level system of (sub)indicators, level three …

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Zonae Cogito

Zonae Cogito is a decision support system to run Marxan and C-Plan analyses and view their results. It is freely available and incorporates open source GIS software components to eliminate the need for commercial GIS software. Some examples of the…

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