Tools

AHP in ArcGIS

P 1.1 is an ArcGIS extension which performs a criteria weight determination according to the well known Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Powerful tool for the creation of suitability maps (spatial planning, risk mapping and more). Manual and some…

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AHP-OWO

The AHP-OWA module brings the capabilities of two major procedures of Analytical Hierarchy Process and Linguistic Quantifier Ordered Weighted Averaging into ArcGIS environment for spatial decision making problem solving.

Overview: This tool integ…

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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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C-PLAN

C-Plan is an interactive decision support system for conservation planning. It links with GIS to map options for achieving explicit conservation targets It can be used as:

  • an interactive tool during negotiations over land use planning;
  • a tool …
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CTAM

Coastal Transects Analysis Model (CTAM) is a simple visualization and decision-support tool that can assist coastal managers, practitioners, policy makers, coastal communities and other coastal stakeholders in addressing multiple present and futur…

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E-Participation

Electronic participation is a tool in the governmental planning process and are usually web-based mapping applications. It is developed to enable and facilitate public participation in complex situations. E-participation is not a public participat…

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Ecoseed

Ecoseed is a zoning tool for the EwE software package designed to evaluate placement of protected areas. Ecoseed builds on the spatial-dynamic module of EwE, Ecospace, and is designed to consider economic, social biodiversity, and ecological crite…

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Expert Choice

Expert Choice software is designed to help decision-makers overcome the limits of the human mind to synthesize qualitative and quantitative inputs from multiple stakeholders. The result is sound analysis and clear thinking that everyone in the org…

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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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Habitat Priority Planner

This tool aids in making decisions about conservation, restoration, and planning. The Habitat Priority Planner takes away much of the subjective nature of the process by providing a means of obtaining critical habitat analyses that are consistent,…

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HIPRE

HIPRE 3+ (Hierarchical Preference Analysis, web) is a decision support software integrating the two most well known easy-to-use decision analysis and progblem solving methods: AHP - The Analytic Hierarchy Process SMART - The Simple Multiattribute …

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InVEST

InVEST, a tool that can model and map the delivery, distribution, and economic value of life-support systems (ecosystem services), well into the future. The tool will help users visualize the impacts of potential decisions, identifying tradeoffs a…

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LINK

LINK is a set of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS tools designed to analyze habitat patterns across a landscape. LINK is the latest product from a series of Decision Support Systems (DSS) that uses species habitat matrices to…

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MarineMap

MarineMap is a web-based decision support tool for open and participatory spatial planning in the marine environment. MarineMap offers a simple, flexible and powerful means of gathering expertise from resource managers, scientists, stakeholders an…

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MARXAN
  • Design of new reserve systems
  • Reporting on the performance of existing reserve systems
  • Developing multiple-use zoning plans for natural resource management

See Watts et al., 2009 for an extension of of Marxan called Marxan with Zones. Marxan…

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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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MIMES

The Multi-scale Integrated Models of Ecosystem Services (MIMES) is a suite of models for land use change and marine spatial planning decision making. The models quantify the effects of land and sea use change on ecosystem services and can be run a…

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Netica

Netica is a powerful, easy-to-use, complete program for working with belief networks and influence diagrams. It has an intuitive and smooth user interface for drawing the networks, and the relationships between variables may be entered as individu…

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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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SimCoast

SimCoast is a fuzzy logic rule-based expert system designed to enable researchers, managers and decision-makers to create and evaluate different policy scenarios for coastal zone management. It aims to combine traditional and advanced specialist k…

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SimLab

SimLab provides a free development framework for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis. SimLab is a professional tool for model developers, scientists and professionals, to learn, use and exploit uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques. The…

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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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