Toolbox for Cumulative Impacts Analysis and the Ocean Health Index
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Ben Best
Managing sustainable use of the oceans necessitates a comprehensive framework for quantifying the benefits to humans and man-made pressures on the oceans across a broad suite of services. A spatial and statistical toolbox is presented which enables custom Cumulative Impact Analysis and calculation of the Ocean Health Index. The toolbox includes a web front-end, R and Python packages, and a set of drag and drop form-based tools for use in either ArcGIS or an open-source GIS.