Tool name * GIS methods from BALANCE project

This document contains a list of GIS 'receipes' and indicator uses to evaluate mangement effectiveness. For each subject, the data requirements, step-by-step process and its use as an indicator in the assessment of management performance is described with examples from the Baltic Sea.

  1. Focal species abundance
  2. Seabird abundance
  3. Focal species distribution
  4. Population structure
  5. Community composition
  6. Genetic diversity
  7. Fish nursery areas
  8. Suitable environmental conditions (habitats) for species
  9. Distribution of three key phytobenthic species
  10. Sandbanks
  11. Coastal lagoons and large shallow inlets and bays
  12. Habitat heterogeneity indicator
  13. Interpolation of depth and elevation
  14. Archipelago zonation
  15. Human influence on coastal lagoons and large shallow inlets and bays
  16. Communication infrastructure
  17. Effects of recreational boating and fishing on sensitive habitats
  18. Marine noise disturbance from vessels
  19. Potential dredging sites in shallow coastal seas
  20. Shoreline erosion induced by navigational activities
  21. Effects of marine management activities on fishing
  22. Economic value of marine areas - exemplified for recreational activities
  23. The interation between authorities and stakeholders
  24. Compliance with management plans
  25. A short how-to GIS step section
Category All, Data, Fisheries Analysis, Impact Assessment, Mapping, Others, Spatial Analysis, Spatial Planning, Visualization
What step(s) in analysis framework 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
What step(s) in Governance framework

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Data Quality Required

Modification Required

Expertise Required

Knowledge of ArcGIS

Spatial and Temporal



Not available

License cost issues

Yes: ArcGIS needed

Literature: References & Manuals *