Editor's note: The goal of The EBM Toolbox is to promote awareness of tools for facilitating EBM processes. It is brought to you by the EBM Tools Network, an alliance of tool users, developers, and training providers.
By Sarah Carr
Are you headed to Oakland for the Society for Conservation Biology's North America Congress in July 2012? Join the EBM Tools Network for "Tools for Planning for Climate Change in Coastal and Marine Ecosystems"
This symposium (to be held Tuesday, 17 July, from 11 am to 1 pm PDT) will highlight multi-sectoral tools and approaches for assessing and reducing the vulnerability of coastal ecosystems and infrastructure to climate change. We will start with an overview of the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE; www.cakex.org), an online information source and community for climate change adaptation, and an overview and analysis of currently available tools for climate change planning from the EBM Tools Network (www.ebmtoolsdatabase.org/resource/climate-change-tools-matrix). Then we will move to overviews of:
- NOAA's Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/roadmap), a methodology that guides users through hazard identification and social vulnerability assessment
- NatureServe's Toolkit Approach to Integrated Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning (http://ebmtoolsdatabase.org/resource/webinar-presentation-integrating-climate-vulnerability-assessment-and-adaptation-conservati), an approach for developing adaptation alternatives at a landscape level
- ClimSystems' SimCLIM (www.climsystems.com/simclim), a tool for generating scenarios of impacts from and adaptations to climate variability and change
- Natural Capital Project's InVEST (www.naturalcapitalproject.org/InVEST.html), a tool for evaluating the effects of climate and adaptation on ecosystem services
- PRBO's Our Coast Our Future (http://data.prbo.org/apps/ocof), a tool for addressing the vulnerability of the San Francisco Bay Area shorelines to climate change.
Contact me at sarah_carr [at] natureserve.org for more information.
[Sarah Carr is coordinator for the EBM Tools Network. Learn more about EBM tools and the EBM Tools Network at www.ebmtools.org.]