The toolbox is a set of software and policy tools.
The toolbox enables coastal planners and policymakers to support decisions on the total coverage/number, placement and local size of MPAs, in order to sustain and rebuild fisheries and to protect coastal biodiversity.
The toolbox can be accessed through an easy-to-use web-based interface, software and printed materials. It toolbox supports marine spatial planning (MSP) by assisting users to develop zoning plans specifically to rebuild and sustain coral reef fisheries as well as to help protect biodiversity.
This toolbox supports MSP by assisting users to develop zoning plans specifically to rebuild and sustain coral reef fisheries as well as to help protect biodiversity.
The toolbox is available as downloadable pdf and software applications.
No specific user skills are required to use the policy guidelines. For the software applications, we recommend participation in short training courses (one day each) where possible, however, prior knowledge and expertise required to use the tools are minimal.
We are currently offering three-day training courses covering all tools in the MPA toolbox. Otherwise, participants need a standard laptop to install required software and use the tools.
STATUS: IN PROGRESS/PENDING UPLOADS
More information: Prof Peter Mumby