Atlas of Ocean Wealth

The Nature Conservancy

Overview

This online mapping tool contains interactive web apps designed to visualize ecosystem services, including natural coastal protection, blue carbon, fisheries, recreation and tourism, and ecosystem restoration. The database contains habitat distribution data and scenarios that calculate the value of these ecosystem services. The open source web apps, arranged by ecosystem service type, are readily used by both planners and managers and can be further customized to support ocean planning, nature-based adaptation, or mitigation projects.

Features

  • Review scientific literature on ocean ecosystem services and data
  • Utilize or build the best possible models or GIS spatial analyses to derive ecosystem service value
  • Process the results of models and analysis and build the online mapping tool to represent key ecosystem service drivers at various spatial scales

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