Cumulative Impacts Assessment
Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and other comprehensive planning approaches emphasize the need to assess and account for the cumulative impact of human activities on ecosystems. A collection of related projects have developed and implemented the methodology for calculating and mapping the cumulative impact of all human activities on marine ecosystems. Regional case studies to date include the California Current, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Massachusetts, the Mediterranean, and the Great Lakes.
Project Leads: Ben Halpern, Kim Selkoe, Carrie Kappel