In a collaboration with Ben Halpern at the UCSB Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, the SeaSketch team is developing a project to bring cumulative impact models to marine spatial planners. Available as an "out-of-the-box" service, SeaSketch projects may display the cumulative impact model published in Science by Halpern et al, 2008.
Using this model as a guide, users may draw prospective management plans and calculate the cumulative impact scores within that region. Then, using simple tools, users may draw down stressors to simulate how management plans aimed at reducing stressors may effect the cumulative impact score for any given management zone. The prototype project may be accessed at http://impacts.seasketch.org.