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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BTM

BTM (Benthic Terrain Modeller) functions as an interactive toolbar within ArcMap, and relies on a methodology to analyze benthic terrain from input multibeam bathymetry in ESRI's GRID (raster) format. The BTM toolbar contains a set of tools that a…

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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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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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EAR

By integrating biodiversity, socioeconomic and protected area datasets, the Ecosystem Assessment and Reporting Tool (EAR) provides a simple, but powerful interface designed to answer questions such as 'Which ecosystems are least protected?' 'Of th…

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Eonfusion

Eonfusion is a new application that provides 4D analysis and visualization of time-varying spatial data. Eonfusion is unique in its ability to handle large data sets that are diverse in nature and fuse them together, enabling users to easily assem…

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ERSEM

ERSEM (European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model) is a generic model that describes the pelagic and benthic ecosystems and the coupling between them. (from: http://ebmtoolsdatabase.org/tool/ersem-european-regional-seas-ecosystem-model) ERSEM (the Eur…

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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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Habitat Digitizer Extension

The Habitat Digitizer Extension is designed to use a hierarchical classification scheme to delineate habitats by visually interpreting georeferenced images such as aerial photographs, satellite images, and side scan sonar. The extension allows use…

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Habitat Modeling Toolbox

Formerly called ArcRstats, the HabMod/ConnMod toolboxes produce multivariate habitat prediction rasters using ArcGIS and the open-source R statistical package for implementing classification and regression (CART), generalized linear models (GLM) a…

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Kepler

Kepler is a software application for the analysis and modeling of scientific data. Using Kepler's graphical interface and components, scientists with little background in computer science can create executable models called 'scientific workflow,' …

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KEPLER

Kepler is a software application for the analysis and modeling of scientific data. Using Kepler's graphical interface and components, scientists with little background in computer science can create executable models called 'scientific workflow,' …

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Mercury

Mercury is a Web-based system to search for metadata and retrieve associated data. Mercury incorporates a number of important features. Mercury

  • Invokes a new paradigm for managing dynamic distributed scientific data and metadata
  • Provides a sin…
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MGET

Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET), also known as the GeoEco Python package, is an open source geoprocessing toolbox designed for coastal and marine researchers and GIS analysts who work with spatially-explicit ecological and oceanographic dat…

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MORPHO

Morpho helps scientists to create and manage data, and to share it with others. Morpho allows scientists to create metadata, (i.e. describe their data in a standardized format), and create a catalog of data & metadata that can be used to query, ed…

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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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Open OceanMap

Open OceanMap is a data collection tool used to collect local expert knowledge in support of marine spatial planning. Open OceanMap allows the user to collect and compile ecological and economic data through an intuitive 100-pennies stakeholder in…

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PATHMATRIX

PATHMATRIX is a tool to compute matrices of effective geographic distances among samples, based on a least-cost path algorithm. Punctual locations (points) or zones encompassing sample data points (polygons) are used in conjunction with a species-…

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SDM

Spatial Data Modeller, SDM, is a collection of geoprocessing tools for adding categorical maps with interval, ordinal, or ratio scale maps to produce a predictive map of where something of interest is likely to occur. The tools include the data-dr…

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WEMo

WEMo (Wave Exposure Model) is a simple hydrodynamic model that calculates the wind wave exposure of a site (Murphey and Fonseca 1995, Fonseca and Bell 1998). WEMo helps coastal managers and ecologists with tasks of estimate wave parameters in coas…

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