The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network, coordinated by NatureServe as part of its Coastal and Marine Strategy, is one of the premier sources of information about coastal and marine planning and management tools in the United States and internationally. Coastal and marine planning and management tools help practitioners incorporate scientific and socioeconomic information into decision making. The mission of the Network is to promote healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and communities through the use of tools that help incorporate ecosystem considerations into management.
The Network works to connect coastal and marine practitioners with appropriate tools through a wide variety of outreach and training activities. Learn more about services the Network provides.
The EBM Tools Network is currently focusing on tools for:
- Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning
- Ecosystem-based coastal and marine spatial planning
- Integrated land-sea planning to minimize the impacts of land use on coastal and marine environments.