Monday, 5 January 2009

Website launch for viewing global marine cumulative impact maps

An interactive mapping website has just been launched showing the cumulative impact of human activities on marine ecosystems around the world.

With this website you can:

*view maps of cumulative human impacts, and each of the individual component datasets that were used to calculate cumulative impact.
*zoom in and out to any scale and location of interest, or type in a specific lat/long and zoom to that location
*produce a summary report of the results for any location that includes explanations for why the location has the impact scores that it does
*download data for any given location

Benjamin S. Halpern
Associate Research Biologist
Project Coordinator, Ecosystem-based management of coastal-marine systems
Nat'l. Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
735 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
phone: 805.892.2531
fax: 805.892.2510