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 supports marine spatial planning 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 marine spatial planning 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 software applications and PDF files.
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.
See the individual links to the software and policy tools above.
The toolbox is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net/terms).
For best results, training in use of this tool is recommended.
For more information, contact Prof Peter Mumby.