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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

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

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

MINOE

MINOE is a new tool to help navigate existing laws and regulations (and associated agencies) in an ecosystem context. The tool allows users to construct (or import) an ecosystem model representing elements and relationships of interest to the user.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES)

Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES) is a GIS-based tool designed to assess, map, and quantify the perceived social values for ecosystem services, such as aesthetics, biodiversity, and recreation.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
decision support,
ecosystem assessment,
social-ecological systems,
value transfer

AmericaSpeaks- 21st Century Town Meeting

AmericaSpeaks provides citizens with a greater voice in planning and policy-making by integrating keypad polling and groupware computers with authentic public deliberation. AmericaSpeaks has managed public engagement programs across the country and around the world, including the redevelopment of Ground Zero after 9/11, the creation of Washington, D.C.'s budget priorities, and regional planning processes in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Perth, Australia.

Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Tool Cost:
Varies with application

Marine Conservation Agreements - A Practitioner's Toolkit

The Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (MCAs) provides information for local, national, and international organizations regarding a promising strategy to protect ocean and coastal biodiversity from degradation and depletion.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

SLAMM-View

SLAMM-View is a web-mapping application that portrays pairs of simulation results from the Sea Level Affects Marshes Model (SLAMM) with other contextual layers such as state and county boundaries, roads, and National Wetland Inventory data via web mapping services.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
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ASSETS

ASSETS is a screening model that can be used as an integrated approach for eutrophication assessment. This model provides an overall classification of the eutrophication status of the system into five classes: High (best), Good, Moderate, Poor and Bad (worst).

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
chlorophyll a,
dissolved oxygen,
eutrophication,
macroalgae,
nuisance/toxic blooms,
nutrients,
seagrasses

CPCe - Coral Point Count with Excel extensions

Developed by the National Coral Reef Institute, Coral Point Count with Excel extensions (CPCe) is Windows-based software (PC use only) that provides a tool for the determination of coral and substrate cover using the random point count method on transect photographs.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free