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Tools

Tools include methods and software/web tools that can help improve coastal-marine spatial planning and management decision making.

  • ERAEF: The Ecological Risk Assessment for the Effects of Fishing

    The ERAEF methodology aims to enable fisheries to undertake such comprehensive assessments in a repeatable, best practice approach. The output of the ERAEF will be informed risk assessments of the subject fishery, to identify priorities to AFMA for management action.

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    Method
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  • ERSEM- European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model

    ERSEM is a generic model that describes the pelagic and benthic ecosystems and the coupling between them.

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    Software/Web Tool
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  • Eureka!

    Eureka is an open source software tool for comparing subtidal monitoring data from fully-protected marine reserves (no-take zones) with data from other sites. Eureka helps users: 1) enter abundance and size data for invertebrate and fish species monitored by transects, quadrants or cylinders of any dimensions; 2) compare species abundance and size information from inside and outside no-take zones over time; and 3) create a graphic report of the comparison and perform basic statistical analyses.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    Free

  • EwE Ecopath with Ecosim

    Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) is a free ecological/ecosystem modeling software suite. EwE has three main components: Ecopath – a static, mass-balanced snapshot of the system; Ecosim – a time dynamic simulation module for policy exploration; and Ecospace – a spatial and temporal dynamic module primarily designed for exploring impact and placement of protected areas.

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    Comprehensive Process
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  • Expert Choice

    Expert Choice software provides a structured approach and proven process for prioritization and decision-making. Expert Choice not only helps decision-makers arrive at the best decision, but also provides a clear rationale for that decision.

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    Software/Web Tool
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  • Fishery Analyst for ArcGIS 9.x

    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 in space and time, analysis of fishing vessel utilization, data quality control, and deriving information on the location of important economic and threatened species.

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

  • Fledermaus Software Suite

    IVS 3D's Fledermaus suite of software provides interactive and intuitive tools for visualization, processing, quality control and analysis of multibeam sonar and related data. Its use significantly improves efficiencies in areas such as: nautical charting, geologic interpretation, the assessment of seabed habitats, planning routes for pipelines and cables, and the identification of geohazards during engineering development.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    >$500
    Keyword(s):
    3d,
    4d,
    bathymetric,
    bathymetry,
    cross-check,
    dmagic,
    dtm,
    fledermaus,
    fmcommand,
    fmgeocodertoolbox,
    fmgis,
    fmmidwater,
    interactive,
    iview3d,
    iview4d,
    ivs 3d,
    lidar,
    multibeam sonar,
    omniviewer,
    routeplanner,
    scene,
    sd,
    split-screen stereo,
    stereo,
    vesselmanager,
    visualization

  • Global Water Tool

    A free and easy to use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.

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    Software/Web Tool
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    Keyword(s):
    risk assessment,
    water use

  • Google Earth

    Google Earth (free version) Intended for personal, non-commercial use, the free version of Google Earth sends you on an interactive, 3D exploration of the planet through terabytes of aerial and satellite imagery.

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    Comprehensive Process
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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.

    Tool Type:
    Software/Web Tool
    Tool Cost:
    Free