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Coastal Transects Analysis Model
Entry ID: CTAM
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Summary
Abstract: The Coastal Transects Analysis Model is a simple visualization and decision-support tool that helps coastal managers, policy makers, coastal communities and other stakeholders in addressing multiple present and future demands in coastal areas. CTAM describes and analyzes, in a simplified fashion, the complex interactions between natural and human systems. The current emphasis of the tool is on the interaction between fishing and other coastal activities on fisheries and aquatic ecosystems. CTAM is user-friendly with interactive features and attractive visualization. For the basic model, data required are ‘descriptive’ such as physical characteristics of the coasts, existing habitats and resources, general information about fishing and other coastal activities, management measures and coastal issues. An interactive image of coastal transects is generated as users describe their coasts. Each coastal area is classified based on their characteristics into one transect type, which can then be compared with others around the world. This comparative capability enables learning and sharing of knowledge among stakeholders, making CTAM a useful participatory tool for coastal planning and decision-making. Detailed information about the coast is required for the advanced model, in order to describe and analyze flows of resources, cash and labor in coastal areas. Specifically, model users are asked to provide data (often as percentage or relative weights) related to habitats, fisheries (such as catches, number of fishers, number of boats, etc.), as well as information about distribution of catches, ownership of boats and origin of crew members. The results from the advanced CTAM are animated changes in the size of fish pool (representing the interconnectivity between fisheries and other coastal activities) and arrows showing flows of fish, cash and labour related to different types of fisheries (e.g., small-scale, large-scale, inshore, offshore). CTAM is a free on-line, interactive tool available for all Internet users.
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Description: List of existing models (CTAM Phase I)

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Description: CTAM (Phase II) focuses on interactions and flows in coastal areas. You will be asked to provide more information about your coastal area, such as habitats, fisheries, fishing gears and other coastal activities.
Service Citation
Originators: Coastal Development Centre, Thailand
Title: Coastal Transects Analysis Model
URL: http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/report/t/home.htm
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
Service Provider
Academic Sinica

Service Provider Personnel
Name: ACADEMIC SINICA
Phone: 2789-9400
Fax: 2785-3852
Email: aspublic at gate.sinica.edu.tw
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

RATANA CHUENPAGDEE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 709-737-3157
Email: ratanac at mun.ca
Contact Address:
Department of Geography, Memorial University
City: St. John's
Postal Code: A1B 3X9
Country: Canada
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-10-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-06-23
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