Tools of the Month

January 2016: MarLitCy - Marine Litter Database

MarLitCy Marine litter database is an open archive of marine and coastal clean-up data. During the clean-ups organized by the partnership, the internationally recognized Ocean Conservancy clean-up protocol are implemented to record the collected marine litter. The data from these clean-ups is incorporated into the interactive Marine Litter Database. The data can be used to learn on a specific clean-up event as a case study or to explore trends in marine litter amounts over time with an easy to use search engine.

November 2015: Coast Learn

CoastLearn is an Internet based distance vocational training package on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). This self-learning tool targets primarily coastal managers and planners working at local, sub-national, and national levels. The secondary target groups are university students and NGOs. While CoastLearn is tailored to the training and technical needs of countries in transition, it has proven to be of value for non-target countries as well. The programme is accessible on-line free of charge.

October 2015: Coastal Wiki

The Coastal Wiki is an Internet encyclopedia of 2,296 information pages for and by coastal professionals providing up-to-date high quality Coastal and Marine information. An international editorial board manages the quality control of the Coastal Wiki. Articles are reviewed by the thematic experts of the editorial board. It is a powerful search website that allows visitors to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change available articles.

September 2015: Marine Photo Bank

Marine Photobank is an ocean conversation images archive – a project of SeaWeb. It was founded in response to a lack of readily available, high quality underwater and above water ocean conservation images. These images are available at no cost for non-commercial purposes as well as for media use. The website has an easy to use search engine for photos from all over the planet, which shed light on how humans have affected life in the ocean.

August 2015: Capacity for Conservation

Capacity for Conservation is a platform for self-led organizational development from the University of Cambridge. It aims to support self-led organizational development to achieve conservation goals. You’ll find there tools for organizational assessment, a platform for sharing you experiences and getting feedback and a user-led community promoting mutual exchange and learning – you can register now for free.