The McClintock Lab develops web-based tools for ocean planning, management and science.
SeaSketch puts powerful tools into the hands of ocean planners, stakeholders and the public that were once limited to GIS professionals, enabling participatory marine spatial planning processes that are closely tied to the relevant science and information. SeaSketch is being used around the globe in small agency teams and large community-driven initiatives to make better management decisions every day.
eCatch is a tool developed in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy that provides a simple way for fishermen to collect, map and share their fishing information. It evolved from The Conservancy’s work in Morro Bay, California. In that project, TNC quickly realized that one of the most difficult aspects of fisheries management is the collection of good data, particularly location data, in a manner that would allow for in-season adaptive management.
Sea Monitor is our vision for a software service that would dramatically improve the collection, visualization, and sharing of marine ecological monitoring and assessment data. By managing the entire life-cycle of these data in a single open platform, higher quality data could be more easily shared and used in decision-making with less difficulty than with an assortment of general purpose tools.