Seascape Analytics and Seascape Research are a marine science consultancy providing reliable information to support effective decision making in marine and coastal management. Project results, data products and decision support tools have informed marine spatial planning, marine protected area management and risk assessments in the US, UK and Caribbean. Seascape Analytics has provided scientific support for the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, U.S. Department of Interior's National Park Service and several state-wide marine spatial planning initiatives.
We synthesized diverse biological and human use spatial data to support development of an integrated management plan for Puerto Rico’s Northeast Marine Corridor. Areas for management concern were mapped and ranked using cumulative mapping and Marxan software for spatial prioritization.
We used a decade of underwater monitoring data to evaluate the effectiveness of no-take and partial-take Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) located in the US Virgin Islands in the context of differing levels of enforcement and compliance.
We collected data on the park’s marine species, different habitats, and land-based development threats to those natural resources to better understand the park’s ecosystem and how it should be managed to meet current and future protection goals.
This Digital Atlas for Puerto Rico’s Northeast Marine Corridor allows you to visualize data on the region’s oceanography, seafloor habitats including coral reefs, endangered and threatened species, protected areas, coastal land use and ocean uses.
We used existing and newly collected data, including local expert knowledge, to develop a map-based decision support tool to identify and prioritize the most important coral reefs for conservation consideration in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as to determine the distribution of threats and stressors to coral reefs.