A direct internet link to and resources pertaining the Blue Habitat website which has been established as a portal for information on the global distribution of marine ‘blue’ habitats. Knowledge on the distribution of blue habitats is an important input into ocean management, marine spatial planning and biodiversity conservation.
Dataset regarding 'Seamounts' - peaks that rise over 1,000 m above the seafloor. Seamount chains occur in all three major ocean basins, with the Pacific having the most number and most extensive seamount chains.
Maps on Species Richness developed by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop (Feb 2018). The tool AquaMaps was used to show predictions of relative probabilities of species occurences in a global grid of half-degree latitude and longitude cell dimensions.
Map developed by MACBIO for the bioregions workshop (Feb 2018). The Global Human Impact of Marine Ecosystems Project distributed national total catch values form FAO data into 1 km^2 cells using a spatial model to show intensity of artisanal fishing.
Map developed by MACBIO for the bioregions workshop 2018. Chlorophyl-a concentration is an important proxy which is routinely measured and is considered a "core" parameter of global physical-biological oceanic models.
The map shows the global distribution of habitat suitability for cold water corals found deeper than 50m. The map was compiled by MACBIO for the bioregions workshop 2018.
Map of Coral Species Richness in Solomon Islands EEZ. Grid based dataset that shows the number of coral species that are expected to be found-
This map was developed by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop 2017 and shows ocean surface currents based on data from NOAA Ocean Surface Current Analysis (http://www.oscar,noaa.gov/).
The map shows the diffuse attenuation coefficient per metre of depth (2002-present). This is an indicator of turbidity in the water column. The map was developed by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop in Feb 2018.
A map showing down-welling eddy frequency in Solomon Islands EEZ. The map was created by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop in Feb 2018. Data is based on Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).
A map of Solomon Islands EEZ showing location and magnitude of historic earthquakes from 1900 to 2008. The map was created as resource for the MACBIO bioregions workshop in Feb 2018.
A map created by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop in Feb 2018, showing Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).
A map showing the frontal index in Solomon Islands EEZ. The map was created by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop in Feb 2018. Data is based on CSIRO Atlas of regional seas (CARS).
A front is a boundary between two distinct water masses that move in different directions.
This map was created by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop in Feb 2018. The map represents the number of times a front has been detected in Sea Surface Temperature. Data is based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS).
Several maps showing a number of different chemical properties of the ocean, like nitrate concentration, oxygen concentration, ph, phosphate concentration, inorganic carbon concentration, Particulate organic carbon concentration, silicate concentration, surface temperature, radiation availability, mixed layer depth, phytoplankton concentration, available radiation and productivitiy.
These maps were developed by MACBIO as resource for the bioregions workshop in Feb 2018.