Event Details

Spatial Conservation Planning with Marxan by Transmitting Science

description 
Marxan (Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves worldwide. Using Marxan, planners can identify an efficient system of conservation sites that include a suite of biodiversity targets at a minimal cost. Marxan provides a unique method for designing reserves that is systematic and repeatable. This course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan in the context of a marine conservation planning exercise. The following topics are covered in the Introduction to Marxan: Key concepts in systematic conservation planning, creation of planning units, creation of essential Marxan input files with GIS software, parameter setting in Marxan, understanding and using Marxan results, Zonae Cogito (front-end software to support Marxan), using the Marxan.net cloud system, advanced planning using Marxan with Zones, incorporating uncertainty using Marxan with Probability.
audience 
20 people.
contact 
Please contact Trasmitting Science at courses AT transmittingscience.org if you want to receive more information about this event. This course has a subscription fee.
resources 
participants 
  • De Esteban Trivigno, Soledad (Main contact)
dates 
18-22 August 2014
Venue Country 
Spain
status 
Subscription open
language 
English