AquaMaps is a distribution modeler and mapper for marine species. It is housed on the FishBase servers, at present in Kiel. AquaMaps is the output of INCOFISH WP3.
AquaMap 1: Species richness map generated to show biodiversity of 4256 marine vertebrate species. Colour intensity reflects species richness, showing the predicted biodiversity hotspots of the Earths oceans. See dark red areas for high species richness. (Click for Aquamaps marine biodiversity map.)
AquaMaps is correctly cited as follows: Kaschner, K., J. S. Ready, E. Agbayani, J. Rius, K. Kesner-Reyes, P. D. Eastwood, A. B. South, S. O. Kullander, T. Rees, C. H. Close, R. Watson, D. Pauly, and R. Froese. YEAR AquaMaps: Predicted range maps for aquatic species. World wide web electronic publication, www.aquamaps.org, Version MM/YYYY.
WP1/CRIA Mapping Tools CRIA
The Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, has as its mission the dissemination of scientific and technological information and the promotion of education with a view of contributing towards a more sustainable use of Brazil's natural resources.
CRIA Data Cleaning
This tool aims at helping curators in identifying possible errors and to standardize data. The system presents "suspect" records, recommending that they be checked by each author or curator.
openModeller is a fundamental niche modelling library, providing a uniform method for modelling distribution patterns using a variety of modelling algorithms.
Desktop GARP DesktopGarp is a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research that allows the user to predict and analyze wild species distributions. This website contains a link to download the DesktopGarp software package and instructions for installing and using the package.
Alexandria Digital Library The Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) is a distributed digital library with collections of georeferenced materials. ADL includes the operational library, with various nodes and collections, and the research program through which digital library architectures, gazetteer applications, educational applications, and software components are modeled, prototyped, and evaluated. Alexandria gazetteer More gazetteer links
Maxent homepage (Princeton University)
Use this site to download software based on the maximum-entropy approach for species habitat modeling. This software takes as input a set of layers or environmental variables (such as elevation, precipitation, etc.), as well as a set of georeferenced occurrence locations, and produces a model of the range of the given species.
ReefBase is the world's premier online information system on coral reefs, and provides information services to coral reef professionals involved in management, research, monitoring, conservation and education. Reefbase GIS
C-squares (Concise Spatial Query and Representation System) spatial indexing and display system is a system for storage, querying, display, and exchange of "spatial data" locations and extents in a simple, text-based, human- and machine- readable format. C-squares mapper
The Global Directory of Marine (and Freshwater) Professionals is a database, developed and maintained by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), containing information on individuals and institutions involved in all aspects of Marine or Freshwater Research and Management.
GIWA, Global International Waters Assessment, GIWA
The aim of GIWA is to produce a comprehensive and integrated global assessment of international waters, the ecological status of and the causes of environmental problems in 66 water areas in the world. GIWA is a water programme led by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP.
EUR-OCEANS (European Network of Excellence for Ocean Ecosystems Analysis) is a network of excellence co-funded by the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Communities (FP6).
LINK climate impacts project
LINK is a DEFRA funded project providing climate data, in particular climate model data from the Met Office Hadley Centre, to the climate impacts community.