The purpose of this guide is to provide the information necessary for coastal natural resource managers and community planners to select appropriate tools for their projects. The guide focuses on spatially explicit solutions for climate-related planning. It provides detailed information on a set of key tools that either alone or used in conjunction with other tools can facilitate multisector climate adaptation planning (i.e. climate adaptation planning that incorporates elements of ecosystem health and social wellbeing) and describes the utility and role of tools in relevant planning processes. In this guide we focus on software and web-based tools that help incorporate data (geophysical, environmental or socioeconomic) and specialized analyses into the planning process.
Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning: A guide for selecting tools to assist with ecosystem-based climate planning
Rozum JS and Carr SD. 2013. Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning: A guide for selecting tools to assist with ecosystem-based climate planning. Arlington, Va.: NatureServe. 48pp.