Business Development

Ecosystem based Business Development (EbBD) Approach for Coastal Communities

EbBD workshop, Selayar (Photo: A Phelan)

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

This is a process which can be delivered by a workshop.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

The EbBD approach contains a comprehensive slide pack and supporting materials to direct users through the process for a nominated site or location.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The EbBD approach uses ecosystem services and biodiversity as part of an overall sustainable development strategy to help support sustainable livelihoods and local economic development in low resource coastal communities. It steps participants through a thinking process designed to help identify enterprise-led solutions that share value along the supply chain and do not cause damage to the environment.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The EbBD process facilitates the sourcing, matching and implementing of business enterprise solutions for a particular site using successful national or global examples from other sites. The process identifies:

  • Local environmental and social challenges
  • Regional and/or global business success stories which have addressed similar challenges
  • Likely adopters of similar business solutions
  • Complementary industry sectors that support ecosystem services
  • Pathways to sustainable livelihoods

WHEN IS IT USED?

The EbBD approach is used when there is a need to increase the local capacity for knowledge and business skills to help address local economic and environmental challenges.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Local and regional government policymakers
  • NGOs, national and international agencies
  • Social-enterprise and private sector leaders

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

Desired skills and background for end-users includes basic knowledge of fundamental business principles and sustainable development.


WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE TOOL?

Download the materials here:

CCRES EbBD Toolkit Final pptx / 6.64 MB DOWNLOAD
CCRES EbBD Workbook Final pdf / 833.07 KB DOWNLOAD
Rebuilding reef fisheries with marine protected areas (MPAs) toolbox - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Rebuilding reef fisheries with marine protected areas (MPAs) toolbox

Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning for MPAs hosted by UQ, UniMelb and WWF Indonesia Photo: P Mumby

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The toolbox is a set of software and policy tools.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

WHAT DOES IT DO?

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.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

WHEN IS IT USED?

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.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

The toolbox is available as downloadable pdf and software applications.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

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.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

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

Policy brief: Healthy fisheries through marine reserves - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Policy brief: Healthy fisheries through marine reserves

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The tool is a set of policy guidelines.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The guidelines help policy makers and planners deliver a more reliable food supply to fishing communities in Indonesia and the Philippines by achieving strict no-take MPA targets expected to rebuild and maintain healthy fisheries.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The policy brief is used as part of the Rebuilding reef fisheries with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) toolbox. It is used to set targets for large-scale Marine Spatial Planning as well as small-scale MPA design.

WHEN IS IT USED?

It is used to design and implement MPAs specifically when there is little information about the status of fish populations and fisheries.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

The guidelines are presented in a PDF file.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design

For more information, contact Dr Nils Krueck, The University of Queensland

Download the Healthy fisheries policy guidelines here:

Policy brief: Healthy fisheries through marine reserves pdf / 731.66 KB DOWNLOAD
MPA placement optimization tool - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

MPA placement optimization tool

Caption: A health coral reef displays a diverse range of corals (P Mumby)

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The tool is a software program.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

It is a single, stand-alone software program.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The MPA placement tool helps users optimize larval dispersal around MPAs in order to achieve flexible management objectives, including both biodiversity conservation and fishery benefits. It does this by generating an input file for the popular Marxan software.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The tool is used as part of the Rebuilding reef fisheries with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) toolbox. Priority MPA locations identified by the tool are likely to harbour fish populations that are selfreplenishing, supported by the influx of larvae from other areas, and/or sending larvae to other areas most important for fisheries or threatened by other disturbances.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The tool is used to maximize the expected effectiveness of MPAs for both biodiversity conservation and fisheries management.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

It is a software program available for installation as an executable file.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying MPA design

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

Ideally, users will have a basic understanding of marine population dynamic processes. However, prior knowledge or expertise is not necessary as a software user manual, summary and scientific paper are made available alongside the tool.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

A user manual, summary, and scientific paper is available to support users.

NOTE: We are currently offering a oneday training course covering the scientific background, parameterization and interpretation of outcomes using the tool.


For more information, contact Dr Nils Krueck, The University of Queensland


Downloads:

User guide: MPA Placement Optimization Tool pdf / 9.19 MB DOWNLOAD
MPA Placement Optimization Tool installer exe / 34.85 MB DOWNLOAD
Journal article: Krueck et al (2017), Incorporating larval dispersal into MPA design for both conservation and fisheries, Ecological Applications pdf / 2.88 MB DOWNLOAD
Policy brief: Incorporating larval dispersal into MPA design pdf / 252.82 KB DOWNLOAD
MPA size optimization tool - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

MPA size optimization tool

Caption: Fisherman in El Nido, Philippines (Ted Gilliland)

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The tool is a software program.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

It is a stand-alone software application.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

It helps users optimize decisions on the size of local MPAs by calculating the proportion of the possible maximum number of individuals of each target species that will be effectively protected in MPAs of various conceivable sizes.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The tool is used as part of the Rebuilding reef fisheries with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) toolbox. Users can access a database on common target species or upload their own species list with information on home ranges, densities, and/or maximum lengths in order to calculate MPA effectiveness for various MPA sizes.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The tool is used to help users establish effective MPAs for their local fishery species.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

It is a software program available for installation as an executable file.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

Ideally, users will have a basic understanding of reef fish biology. However, prior knowledge or expertise is not necessary a software user manual, summary and scientific paper are made available alongside the tool.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

A user manual, summary and scientific paper are available to support users.

NOTE: We are currently offering a oneday training course covering the scientific background, parameterization and interpretation of outcomes using the tool.


For more information, contact Dr Nils Krueck, The University of Queensland


Downloads:

User guide: MPA size optimization tool pdf / 2.84 MB DOWNLOAD
MPA Size Optimization Tool installer exe / 34.63 MB DOWNLOAD
Journal article: Krueck et al (2017), Reserve sizes need to protect coral reef fishes, Conservation Letters pdf / 698.04 KB DOWNLOAD
Supporting info: Krueck et al (2017), Reserve sizes needed to protect coral reef fishes, Conservation Letters pdf / 298.4 KB DOWNLOAD
Policy brief: Minimum size of no-take MPAs to protect coral reef fishes pdf / 145.22 KB DOWNLOAD
Fish SPACE (Fisheries for Sustaining People’s Access through Conservation and Equitable Systems) - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Fish SPACE (Fisheries for Sustaining People’s Access through Conservation and Equitable Systems)

Reef fish for sale Photo: A Hooten

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

Fish SPACE is a spatial planning and communication tool that includes a standalone software application, and its accompanying data preparation and user manuals.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

The software includes: 1) A parameters tab where users can upload their spatial data (i.e., maps), and input other parameters; 2) a maps tab where users can visualise the simulation or the results of the scenario in map form through time; 3) a graphs tab where users can visualise the results of the simulation in graphical format; and 4) a help tab where users can refer to the user manual to navigate the tool. A user manual is available, as well as manuals for data preparation, and understanding and communicating Fish SPACE outputs.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Fish SPACE assists users to explore the benefits and impacts of different marine reserve network spatial configurations, with fisheries management strategies. Fish SPACE helps users look at the effects of marine reserve networks and different levels of fishing effort on a particular fish stock.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Users can plug in their data and explore different marine reserve designs and different levels of fishing intensity to see how these impact the status of a particular fish stock and its affect on fishers.

WHEN IS IT USED?

Fish SPACE can be used to communicate, for example, when existing marine reserve policies need to be reviewed, and during community participatory decision-making exercises. This will allow audiences to understand why existing policies are insufficient to support the fishery. Users can also explore complementary fisheries management options (e.g., introducing catch quotas to reduce fishing pressure) in combination with different marine reserve scenarios.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

Fish SPACE is available as a Mac and a Windows software application.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

Some experience on GIS and coral reef fisheries is required to be able to prepare the data, use the model, and understand its outputs.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

We are currently developing manuals and documentation to allow users to prepare the data and use the tool without training.


For more information contact Dr Vera Horigue, The University of the Philippines. 


Downloads:

Fish SPACE - Mac zip / 105.02 MB DOWNLOAD
Fish SPACE - Windows zip / 233.8 KB DOWNLOAD
Fish SPACE: Data preparation manual pdf / 7.75 MB DOWNLOAD
Policy brief: Priority reefs for conservation and fisheries replenishment - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Policy brief: Priority reefs for conservation and fisheries replenishment

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The tool is a policy brief.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The brief contains guidelines for prioritising which reefs are best suited to marine biodiversity conservation, versus those best used for reef fisheries.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The policy brief is used as part of the Rebuilding reef fisheries with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) toolbox, and independently.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The brief can be used when there is a need to determine which reefs should be protected to allow conservation of biodiversity and replenishment of fisheries, and which are suitable for general fishing.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design

For more information, contact Dr Alice Rogers, Victoria University, Wellington, or Prof Peter Mumby, The University of Queensland. 

Policy guide: Priority reefs for conservation and fisheries replenishment pdf / 2.79 MB DOWNLOAD
Policy brief: Reduce pathogenic bacteria through seagrass protection - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Policy brief: Reduce pathogenic bacteria through seagrass protection

Seagrass meadows play a critical role in keeping marine ecosystems healthy by reducing pathogenic bacteria. Photo: M Hein

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The tool is a policy brief.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

This policy brief helps policy makers and leaders make informed decisions about managing seagrasses, by demonstrating the value of seagrasses which can reduce bacteria pathogenic to humans and marine life by up to 50 per cent.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The brief is used as part of the Rebuilding reef fisheries with Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) toolbox, and independently.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The brief is used when policy makers and planners want a simple guide to understanding the benefits of seagrass for supporting human and marine life health.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Policy makers
  • Government and NGO planners undertaking MSP
  • Researchers studying marine reserve design
Policy brief: Reduce pathogenic bacteria through seagrass protection pdf / 973.68 KB DOWNLOAD
Reef React - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Reef React

Coral reefs will react to different pressures Photo: P Mumby

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

Reef React is a web based tool which uses a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN).

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

  • Free Netica software to build a network and capture different drivers influencing coral reef dynamics
  • A model to predict probability of coral reef cover in each percentage category and measure mean of coral reef cover in given years for different climate scenarios
  • A user guide

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Reef React assists users to predict alternate futures for coral reef ecosystems under various climate and human use scenarios to help guide policy and management interventions to reduce negative impacts.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Reef React is accessed through free Netica software and an easy-to-use web-based interface. The tool enables modelling of the impacts on coral reef ecosystems of proposed interventions for managing threats to coral reefs, before making a management intervention.

WHEN IS IT USED?

Reef React is used when decisions are required on how best to manage threats to coral reef ecosystems.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

Reef React is available in a Netica file (.neta) and an easy-to-use web-based interface. A user guide is available in a pdf file.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government planners undertaking MSP wishing to identify the most vulnerable reefs and those with the greatest current resilience
  • NGOs involved in MSP, conservation planning, or coral reef research
  • Scientists undertaking monitoring or assessments of coral reefs and or interested in coral reef futures and ecology

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

General skill in GIS is required to use Netica and we recommend participation in short training courses (half day or one day). However, prior knowledge and expertise required to use the tool is minimal.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

Reef React is easy to use but we are currently offering a half or one day training to provide a basic understanding on the background and framework used in building the Reef React tool.


For more information, contact Mr Abdi Priyanto


Start using Reef React by downloading Netica.  

Then download the user guide to step you through setting up Reef React: 

User guide: Reef React pdf / 9.06 MB DOWNLOAD
Coastal Protection - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Marine Planning

Coastal Protection

El Nido from the air Photo: Google Earth

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

Coastal Protection is a web-based tool which uses a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN).

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

  • A PowerPoint introduction to coastal processes
  • A user guide
  • The REEFTOP hydrodynamics Baysian Belief Network (BBN)
  • The FRINGING REEF hydrodynamics BBN
  • The SHORELINE BBN

Note: There are sub-models for wave height, wave forces, and shoreline position

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Coastal Protection enables users to assess the ability of coral reefs to protect shorelines from coastal erosion, and determine which reefs best protect key coastal infrastructure and communities. This information helps to guide management decisions. The tool also provides information on how wave conditions and wave forces on corals will

change with sea level rise or loss of reef elevation, and how the shoreline might recede behind fringing reefs.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Coastal Protection works through an easy-to-use web-based interface. Users apply the model to coral reefs visible on Google Earth or another GIS system. Using simple measuring tools, such as the width of different reef zones, users will methodically assess which reefs provide the greatest coastal protection.

WHEN IS IT USED?

Coastal Protection is used to identify the most important reefs for coastal protection and resilience (as part of marine spatial planning, and as part of planning for climate change adaptation and conservation.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

Coastal Protection is available as a web-based BBN via the CCRES portal and via the free version of Netica, (a BBN software tool), with supporting PDF documents.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government planners undertaking MSP
  • NGOs involved in MSP or conservation planning
  • Scientists planning for climate change adaptation or interested in coastal resilience

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

Undergraduate or higher level degree qualifications are required, and a general ability to use Google Earth or other GIS. Use of the results to make informed decisions to guide management practices or for risk assessment requires some undergraduate level coastal processes knowledge.

WHERE DO YOU ACCESS THE TOOL?

Coastal Protection is accessed via the CCRES website (www.ccres.net)

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

Coastal Protection is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net)

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

No. The user manual is intended to provide the guidance required.


For more information contact Prof Tom Baldock, The University of Queensland


Start using Coastal Protection:

REEFTOP 

SHORELINE

Downloads:

User guide: Coastal protection models (SHORELINE and REEFTOP) pdf / 10.12 MB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Hydro f5pc168k neta / 198.63 KB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Hydro fave168k neta / 200.06 KB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Hydro h5pc168k neta / 106.72 KB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Hydro have168k neta / 94.76 KB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Hydro u5pc168k neta / 124.49 KB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Hydro uave168k neta / 126.74 KB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Xs3 10 168k neta / 1.9 MB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Xs5 10 168k neta / 1.33 MB DOWNLOAD
SHORELINE Netica file: Xs7 10 168k neta / 1.88 MB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Behaviour Change

My Future, My Oceans

A participant in the “My Oceans, My Future” program from Bontolebang village arriving with a wheelbarrow load of plastic rubbish Photo: P Bradley

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

My Future, My Oceans is a process for fostering sustainable behaviours in lowresource coastal households.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

  • Participant workbook
  • Facilitator guidebook
  • Project management guidebook (English only)

Materials are available in English and Bahasa Indonesia. See below

WHAT DOES IT DO?

My Future, My Oceans is a low-cost process of behavioural diagnosis and capacity enhancing. The tool empowers individuals in coastal villages to adopt behaviours that lead to healthier families, happier lives and a cleaner environment.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The process comprises training of facilitators to deliver workshops, running of workshops to empower villagers, and the evaluation of outcomes. The process is supported by practitioner materials, including a project coordinator guidebook, facilitator handbook and participant workbook.

WHEN IS IT USED?

My Future, My Oceans is used when there is a need to promote sustainable behaviours, for example waste management, fisheries practices and healthier choices.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

My Future, My Oceans comprises a set of materials presented in PDF and PowerPoint files.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government officials involved in community empowerment and enhancing capacity
  • NGOs involved in community engagement
  • Other professionals working in community engagement or empowerment

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

My Future, My Oceans is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net). Users will need to budget to cover materials, training and implementation costs.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

Technical training is required with its form dependent on the scope of implementation. Training would never exceed 1.5 weeks — e.g. for a large roll-out, a 3 day course for delivery and 3 day course for project management is recommended.


More information: Erik Simmons, The University of Queensland


WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE TOOL?

The tool comprises a Facilitator Handbook, Participant Workbook and Project Management Guide. Download the materials here:

My Future, My Oceans participant work book (English) pdf / 2.69 MB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans participant work book (Bahasa Indonesia) pdf / 2.7 MB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans trainer guidebook (English) pdf / 946.37 KB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans trainer guidebook (Bahasa Indonesia) pdf / 944.16 KB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans project management guide (English) pdf / 2.77 MB DOWNLOAD
FishCollab - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Behaviour Change

FishCollab

A participatory diagnostic tool for strengthening coastal governance by communities | Source: Design - 24Point0.com. Content - Ross, Adhuri and Abdurrahim

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

FishCollab is a participatory diagnostic and planning process.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

The tool comprises:

  • A user guide
  • A guide to ‘champions’ and their strategies

WHAT DOES IT DO?

FishCollab assists governments, communities and NGOs to work together to improve coastal management. It enables users to identify key stakeholders, develop networks (find and develop cooperation with relevant and committed parties), analyse policy, analyse and reduce conflict, and identify opportunities and challenges using local knowledge and science.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Two publications support use of FishCollab.

  1. A guide to the tool, comprising:
    • The participatory diagnosis procedure, with advice on how to apply each component, and how the development team applied each component during research in Selayar.
    • A set of principles for any good participatory process.
    • A set of success factors for enabling adaptive coastal governance, found during the tool development process at Selayar.
    • Suggestions towards measurement.
  2. A guide to ‘champions’, comprising:
    • A set of profiles for individual ‘champions’ at village and island level and the strategies they use to mobilise change within communities or government and NGO work.

WHEN IS IT USED?

FishCollab is used when governments, communities and NGOs want to work together to create a shared commitment to coastal management (fisheries) planning. It enables collaboration between these parties to foster sustainable coastal resource use and livelihoods, across multiple levels of formal and customary governance.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • District government officials - fisheries and other divisions
  • Local NGOs, community workers
  • Extension workers

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

No specific user skills are required to use FishCollab. Facilitation and social research skills would be an advantage.

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

The need for training or support depends on how experienced the user is, with participatory philosophies and methods in general, and in the field of coastal/fisheries management.


For more information contact Prof Helen Ross. The University of Queensland


 

Download the materials here:

Social influence for protecting coral reefs: champions and their strategies from Selayar, Indonesia pdf / 2.02 MB DOWNLOAD
FishCollab A toolkit to support community and government collaboration in coastal management pdf / 2.05 MB DOWNLOAD
Eco-Biz Challenge - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Business Development

Eco-Biz Challenge

Welcoming participants to the EcoBiz Challenge workshop in Selayar, Indonesia Photo: A Phelan

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

The Eco-Biz Challenge is business plan competition, including business skills training, to encourage businesses that are environmentally and socially sustainable.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

  • A business plan competition
  • Business skills training
  • A Facilitators’ Kit contains all materials needed to deliver the competition and the business skills training (background, logistics, training and participants’ materials)

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The Eco-Biz Challenge identifies local entrepreneurs and assists them in starting or expanding businesses that support the local economy, as well as ecosystem services. It expands the pool of local talent, knowledge and creativity to find and incubate eco-friendly business ideas, and boost enterprise development.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Applicants submit a business concept summary which outlines their proposed business idea. The idea must operate in the local area, employ local residents, and be environmentally sustainable. The top 25% applicants will be selected as semi-finalists and will receive a threeday business plan training course. The semi-finalists will then be required to submit a formal proposal. Winners are selected and receive a one-time equity grant of approximately US$1,000 to start or expand their business concepts and mitigate start-up risks.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The Eco-Biz Challenge is used when there is a need to encourage enterprise development and sustainable livelihoods to address economic and environmental challenges.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Local governments
  • NGOs
  • Chambers of commerce and industry
  • Social-enterprise and private sector leaders
  • Universities and institutes

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

People running the Eco-Biz Challenge should have facilitation skills, and introductory knowledge of business and economic theory.


For more information contact Prof Damian Hine, The University of Queensland

Download the Eco-Biz Challenge resources here:

Slideset – Business Skills Workshop pptx / 9.21 MB DOWNLOAD
Facilitators’ Guide pdf / 1.11 MB DOWNLOAD
Participants’ Workbook pdf / 1.08 MB DOWNLOAD
Business proposal form pdf / 230.5 KB DOWNLOAD
Selection matrix xlsx / 30.8 KB DOWNLOAD
Sample flyer pdf / 1.18 MB DOWNLOAD
Sample application form (English) pdf / 482 KB DOWNLOAD
Sample application form (Tagalog) pdf / 561.29 KB DOWNLOAD
Sample application form (Bahasa) pdf / 481.43 KB DOWNLOAD
SESAMME - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Systems Analysis

SESAMME

The SESAMME app allows discussion and analysis of coast management problems

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

SESAMME is an application (app) for iPads. SESAMME stands for Socio-Ecological App for Mental Model Elicitation

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

SESAMME consists of an iPad app and a set of scripts which outline the process to follow in focus group discussions.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

SESAMME captures information, including past and future trends, and the current state of system components (such as resources, activities, pressures and decisions) from local communities and helps them to visualise how these components interact.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

SESAMME is used within focus group discussions according to a script that outlines the discussion procedure.

WHEN IS IT USED?

SESAMME is used to assist group discussions about coastal zone management problems (such as fish catch decline) and to visually represent how resources, activities and pressures interact to create the problems identified.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

SESAMME is available as an iPad app, via the iTunes store for iOS (from April 2018).

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government departments and NGOs involved in community engagement
  • Educational institutions teaching courses in systems thinking

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

No specific user skills are required.

WHERE DO YOU ACCESS THE TOOL?

SESAMME can be accessed via the Apple app store for iOS. The script can be downloaded from the CCRES website www.ccres.net

NOTE: SESAMME will only appear in a search on the Apple app store when the search is done on a tablet. It will not appear if the search is performed on a computer or smartphone.

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

SESAMME is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net)

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

No. The app will contain a ‘help’ function for users.


STATUS: IN PROGRESS/PENDING UPLOADS


 

For more information, contact Dr Russell Richards, The University of Queensland 


Using the SESAMME app: Scripts for guiding focus group discussions pdf / 930.09 KB DOWNLOAD
System Simulation Model - CCRES Tools | Resources - CCRES

Systems Analysis

System Simulation Model

The System Simulation Model can be used to see the impact of different activities on coastal ecosystems, including seagrass Photo: G Sheehan

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

It is a technical simulation model of the coastal zone built using Stock and Flow modelling software (Stella Architect).

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

The System Simulation Model consists of a downloadable file that can be opened in Stella Architect software, and an Excel spreadsheet containing data for the model, and a user manual.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The System Simulation Model quantifies interactions between activities on land (such as farming and urban development), activities on water (such as fishing), coastal ecosystems (such as coral reefs and mangroves) and coastal resources (such as fish). It allows the user to simulate the behaviour of the coastal system over time.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The System Simulation Model runs in Stella Architect. The user can create an interface to run scenarios and produce graphs for any variable within the model. It can be used for policy evaluation. For instance, it might be used to assess the impact of land use zoning policies on fish habitat and fish catch, or the impact of fishing management policies (such as a cap on boat numbers) on fish catch and fish price.

WHEN IS IT USED?

The System Simulation Model is intended for technical users, such as governments and universities. It can be used for policy evaluation. For instance, it might be used to assess the impact of land use zoning policies on fish habitat and fish catch, or the impact of fishing management policies (such as a cap on boat numbers) on fish catch and fish price.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

The System Simulation Model consists of a Stella Architect file, an Excel spreadsheet and a PDF of a user manual.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government departments involved in system simulation for coastal resource management
  • Educational institutions conducting research on coastal systems or teaching courses in coastal systems or system dynamics

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

An understanding of Stella Architect is required to use the System Simulation Model. If users seek to modify the tool, an understanding of system dynamics modelling is required.

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

The System Simulation Model is available free of charge, under the user agreement and terms and conditions on CCRES website (www.ccres.net), however users must hold a licence for Stella Architect - visit www.iseesystems.com

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

Users may require technical training in systems dynamic modelling and Stella Architect. If users want to modify the System Simulation Model, training in systems dynamic modelling is required.


STATUS: IN PROGRESS/PENDING UPLOADS


For more information, contact Dr Russell Richards, The University of Queensland

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Systems Analysis

SYSTORY

The SYSTORY app allows creation of different scenarios for coastal ecosystems

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

SYSTORY is an application (app) for smart phones and tablets.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

SYSTORY has two parts — an ‘explore’ function and an ‘experiment’ function.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

SYSTORY assists managers to understand and visualise the dynamics of coastal systems and assess the influence of alternative scenarios on system trajectories over time.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

SYSTORY runs on Apple and Android phones and tablets. It will have both ‘explore’ and ‘experiment’ functions. ‘Explore’ will allow users to explore a story of the system and learn how coastal ecosystems and people interact. ‘Experiment’ will allow users to run simulations for user-defined scenarios and see how these scenarios affect the behaviour of the system.

WHEN IS IT USED?

SYSTORY can be used for policy evaluation, community engagement or teaching. For instance, it might be used to assess the impact of land use zoning policies on fish habitat and fish catch, or the impact of fishing management policies (such as a cap on boat numbers) on fish catch and fish price. It might also be used with community groups to explore the advantages and disadvantages of different policies and determine their preferred policies. It might also be used with students to teach them about how coastal systems work, and how they respond to different management scenarios.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

SYSTORY is available as an app, via the Apple app for iOS and Google Play store (from April 2018).

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government departments involved in community engagement and policy evaluation
  • NGOs involved in community engagement
  • Educational institutions teaching courses in systems thinking or system dynamics

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

No specific user skills are required.

WHERE DO YOU ACCESS THE TOOL?

SYSTORY can be accessed via the Apple app store for iOS and Google Play (from April 2018).

NOTE: SYSTORY will only appear in a search on the Apple app store when the search is done on a smart phone or tablet. It will not appear if the search is performed on a computer.

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

SYSTORY is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net)

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

No. SYSTORY will contain a ‘help’ function for users.


STATUS: IN PROGRESS/PENDING UPLOADS


 

For more information, contact Dr Carl Smith The University of Queensland