Ecosystem Tools

NOAA Fisheries Integrated Toolbox
Successfully managing and recovering marine species in today’s busy ocean requires us to understand the entire ecosystem and the suite of impacts on their survival, rather than considering just one species at a time. NOAA Fisheries is using sophisticated ecosystem modeling tools, coupled with input from stakeholders, to explore the tradeoffs inherent in natural resource management decisions. The models incorporate classic population biology and a range of climate, environmental, ecological and human impacts to the ocean. These models, which are relied on by our scientists and managers, provide essential data for making well informed decisions. However, the complexity that makes the models robust can also limit the ability of many audiences to understand and use the information provided. The underlying dynamics of these models are complex, and a new tool, the Virtual Ecosystem Scenario Viewer (VES-V), aims to show the results of those dynamics in an easy-to-view manner.
Atlantis
Atlantis
model
deterministic biogeochemical whole of ecosystem model
Donut_Tool
Prey Preference and Diet Composition Tool
GitHub release (latest by date)
EwE
Ecopath with Ecosim
modeling software suite
ecological/ecosystem modeling
GADGET
Globally applicable Area-Disaggregated General Ecosystem Toolbox
GitHub release (latest by date)
MIZER
Multi-species size spectrum modelling in R
Model
Multi-Species Size-Spectrum
GitHub release (latest by date)
MSVPA_X2
Multi-Species Virtual Population Analysis eXtended 2
GitHub release (latest by date)
MSSPM
Multi-Species Surplus Production Model
GitHub release (latest by date)
MSCAA
Multi-Species Statistical Catch-At-Age
GitHub release (latest by date)
OSMOSE
Object-oriented Simulator of Marine Ecosystems
GitHub release (latest by date)
RPATH
R implementation of the Ecopath with Ecosim
mass balance food web algorithm
VES-V
Virtual Ecosystem Scenario Viewer
Visualization Tool
REMORA
REsource Management Option Review and Analysis Tool
GitHub release (latest by date)
nmfSharedUtilities
nmfSharedUtilities
GitHub release (latest by date)
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