Publicado por: pongpesca | 2010/04/16

Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network Update (www.ebmtools.org)- April 2010

Marine Ecosystems and Management Newsletter Volume 3 Number 5

Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) is the bi-monthly information service on marine EBM.  The current volume explores feasible first steps for implementing EBM, lessons on getting institutions to accept changes, and the first in a three-part EBM Toolbox column on tools for predicting and mitigating coastal hazard and climate change impacts. 

Read current and past editions of MEAM.

– Using and Adding Your Content to Google Ocean by Charlotte Vick, Google Content Manager of Mission Blue (April 27, 2-3:30 pm US EDT/11 am-12:30 pm PDT). 

The webinar will provide a non-technical general overview of the ocean layer of Google Earth 5.0 “Google Ocean” and its current content and will also provide information on how to add your own content (text, images, video, etc.) to the site.  We would like this webinar to get attendees using Google Ocean as much as possible, so we strongly encourage all participants to have Google Earth 5.0 downloaded and running on their computer prior to the webinar and to register as early as possible.  Once you have registered for the webinar, you will be registered for access to The Deepness.org website (a portal for uploading content to Google Ocean).  If you are interested in adding content to the site, please try to log in to The Deepness site before the webinar. 

– Demonstration of new version of MarineMap Decision Support Tool by Will McClintock (UCSB), Charles Steinback (Ecotrust), and Matt Merrifield (TNC) (May 3, 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT). 

MarineMap is a web-based decision-support tool that allows users to draw prospective Marine Protected Areas and receive immediate feedback on the protections and impacts from the drawn proposal. Users can then adjust the proposal or share it with others.  A new version of MarineMap, launching in February 2010, includes a modeling tool for predicting the biological and economic effects of different MPA proposals and selecting sites that will produce optimal benefits for both conservation and fisheries objectives.  In addition, the new version of MarineMap has a dramatically different look, feel, and underlying system architecture.  Capitalizing on Google Earth and Google Wave APIs, the new MarineMap has an improved layout, query tool, support for visualizing temporal data, layer organization, KML tours and spatial discussion forum. MarineMap is based on entirely free and open source code. 

  • Learn more about MarineMap at www.marinemap.org
  • Register for this webinar at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/501336209.

– Demonstration of InVEST by Heather Tallis of the Natural Capital Project (May 19, 2 pm US EDT/11 am US PDT). 

Government officials, conservation professionals, farmers, and other land owners make decisions about how to use their land all the time. Yet, never before have any of these groups had a systematic way to demonstrate the future costs and benefits of their decisions for people and the environment. In its most ground-breaking effort, the Natural Capital Project aims to meet this challenge with InVEST, a new 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 and compatibilities between environmental, economic, and social benefits. 

– Demonstration of Miradi 3.1 by Nick Salafsky of Foundations of Success (June 3, 3 pm US EDT/Noon US PDT). 

Miradi is a user-friendly program that allows conservation practitioners to design, manage, and monitor projects according to standards developed by leading conservation organizations. The program guides users through a series of step-by-step interview wizards to define their project scope, design conceptual models of their project site, plan and conduct viability analysis of conservation targets, prioritize threats, develop objectives and actions, and select monitoring indicators to assess the effectiveness of their strategies. Miradi also supports the development of workplans and budgets and allows import and export of data to online databases. This webinar will demonstrate basic Miradi functionality as well as describe how some conservation projects are using Miradi. 

  • Learn more about Miradi at https://miradi.org/
  • Register for this webinar at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/590422792.

– Free Course in Communicating Science Effectively, April 20, 2010 in Oxford, Maryland

The Integration and Application Network (IAN) is conducting a free one-day “Introduction to Science Communication” course.  This opportunity will provide participants with a science communication toolbox for effectively communicating their own data.   Participants will receive an introduction to the principles of effective science communication, use hands-on sessions to create their own science communication products, and be introduced to software used in science communication.  Learn more

Fonte: Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network Update (www.ebmtools.org)- April 2010


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