The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network, co-coordinated by NatureServe and OCTO, is a premier source of information and training for planning and management tools for coastal-marine ecosystem based management (EBM), marine protected area (MPA) and marine spatial planning (MSP) and integrated land-sea planning. Its mission is to promote healthy ecosystems and communities by increasing the knowledge and capactiy of coastal-marine practitioners to apply tools that help incorporate ecosystem-based thinking into management decisions.
Ecosystem-Based Management tools are methods and software that help practitioners incorporate scientific and socioeconomic information into decision making. EBM tools can help: develop models of ecosystems; generate scenarios illustrating the consequences of different management decisions on natural resources and the economy; and facilitate stakeholder involvement in planning processes.The goal of The EBM Toolbox is to promote awareness of tools and methods for facilitating EBM and MSP processes. It is brought to you by the EBM Tools Network (www.ebmtools.org), a network to share knowledge, tools, and experiences to promote ecosystem-based management of coastal and marine environments
Check out the ENB Toolbox HERE!