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UNIBEST- Uniform Beach Sediment Transport

UNIBEST (UNIform Beach Sediment Transport) is a software package which contains tools for the computation of sediment transport. The package consists of three models:

  • UNIBEST-CL+ can be used to compute sediment transport and coastline changes along uniform sandy coasts as a result of natural forces or human interference.
  • UNIBEST-DE can be used to compute dune erosion during storm events.
  • UNIBEST-TC can be used to compute cross-shore profile changes during normal conditions (e.g.
Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Tool Cost:
>$500
Keyword(s):
bijker,
breaker bar,
cerc,
coastal,
coastline model,
dune erosion,
gravel,
longshore current,
sand,
sediment transport,
sub-tidal bar,
van rijn 1993,
van rijn 2004

Marine Integrated Decision Analysis System (MIDAS)

The Marine Integrated Decision Analysis System (MIDAS) was developed to assist the Marine Managed Areas (MMA) users and managers in understanding the critical factors that influence MMA effects so that they can plan accordingly, to estimate likely MMA effects based on the ecological, socioeconomic and governance conditions, and finally, to advise management plan revisions that will result in optimization of outcomes and outputs.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Keyword(s):
belize,
decision support tool,
fisheries,
marine managed area,
marine protected area,
stakeholder engagement,
sustainability

IAN Integration and Application Network Conceptual Diagrams

The IAN symbol libraries contain over 1500 custom-made vector symbols (in 32 categories) designed specifically for enhancing science communication skills. The libraries are designed primarily for use with Adobe Illustrator (requires version 10 or better), however we also offer eps and svg versions for non-Illustrator users.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

Differential DPSIR

The differential DPSIR is a tool for integrated ecosystem management and was developed to evaluate impacts on the coastal environment. It consists of an adaptation of the Drivers-Pressure-State-Impact-Response to understand the inter-relations between ecological and economic dynamics of coastal zones.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

DNDC- Denitrification Decomposition model

DNDC (i.e., DeNitrification-DeComposition) is a computer simulation model of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in agro-ecosystems. The model can be used for predicting crop growth, soil temperature and moisture regimes, soil carbon dynamics, nitrogen leaching, and emissions of trace gases including nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO), dinitrogen (N2), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2).

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:

InVitro

InVitro is an agent based ecosystem-level management strategy evaluation modelling framework. It has been specifically designed to consider multiple use management questions for the marine environment.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

EcoWin 2000 (E2K)

E2K makes use of an object-oriented programming (OOP) approach to implement ecological models for aquatic systems. The basic underlying structure is that of a spatial (1D, 2D and 3D) framework of boxes, within each of which the relevant biogeochemistry and population dynamics are resolved.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Varies with application

MarineMap - Marine Protected Areas Decision Support Tool

MarineMap (previously named Doris) is a web-based application used for designing marine protected areas (MPAs). Users with a password may view marine geospatial data layers, draw prospective MPAs, share these MPAs with other users (or keep them private), and assemble MPAs into arrays.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

Zonation

Zonation is a framework for large-scale conservation planning. It identifies areas, or landscapes, that are important for retaining habitat quality and connectivity for multiple species, implicitly aiming at long term persistence of species.

Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Tool Cost:

e-Estuary

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for coastal management. E-Estuary has three elements: an estuarine geo-referenced relational database, associated estuarine and watershed GIS coverages, and tools to support decision-making.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free