This webinar originally aired on 23 August 2016.
Geographic information tools are increasingly important for advocating for and conducting ocean conservation and marine spatial planning. There are many tools available, but applying them effectively can be challenging. For example, many tools require a lot of technical knowledge to apply them. Others only address aspects of an issue which needs to be communicated to the lay public and decision makers. In this webinar, you will learn about several tools – including the MPAtlas.org Campaign Tracker and an AIS/VMS big data analysis of ships to understand fishing patterns - and how to assess the usability of a tool – including how they can be used and what their limitations are.
This webinar was presented by Ludo Nijsten of WWF, Beth Pike of the Marine Conservation Institute, and Andreas Struck of Navent. It was co-sponsored by the MPA Action Agenda, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org).