Cumulative Effects British Columbia SeaSketch Project

Description: Cumulative effects models and the data used to develop these models (i.e. habitats, and stressors) have been embedded into a GeoDesign application called SeaSketch. Using a standard web browser, users may sketch prospective management zones, increase or decrease stressor inputs, calculate the average cumulative effect score, and compare this to the original model. In doing so, users are simulating how prospective management actions might change the cumulative effects of human activities within a defined area.

Key Words: GeoDesign, management, model, tool

Lead Organizations World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada and the University of California Santa Barbara
Regional Focus BC coastline out to 200 nautical miles, Stikine, Kitimat-Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Central Coast
Status On-going
Primary Contact Will McClintock,,  805-893-8782
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