The Coral Triangle Atlas (CT Atlas) is an online GIS database, providing governments, NGOs and researchers with a view of spatial data at the regional scale of Coral Triangle region. Data on fisheries, biodiversity, natural resources, and socioeconomics have been collected for decades by scientists and managers working in different parts of the Coral Triangle region.The CT Atlas can be a tool to improve the efficiency of management and conservation planning in the region by giving researchers and managers access to spatial information while encouraging them to share their data to complete the gaps, therefore reducing duplicate data collection efforts and providing the most complete and most current data available and particularly useful in the design and planning of MPAs and MPA Networks throughout the region.
The updated and new launched CT Atlas has improved features include:
- Easier Home Page navigation.
- A new Forum page dedicate to help GIS practitioners and managers to come together and answer questions or exchange ideas on spatial planning in the Coral Triangle.
- A new CT Database interface which easier for users to find layers they would like to download or visualize on the online GIS interface.
- New features in the Online GIS Interface. The GIS interface has been re-organized with new categories to match the CT Database and new layers have been added. New features such as creation of polygons have been added according to user’s demand.
To get more detail on the CT Atlas website please click to this link: http://ctatlas.reefbase.org