About the EBM Tools Network

The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network is a 4,000+ member network of coastal and marine conservation and management practitioners working to promote healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and communities through the use of tools that help incorporate ecosystem considerations into management. Started in 2006, the Network works to connect coastal and marine practitioners with appropriate tools through a wide variety of outreach and training activities. The Network is coordinated by NatureServe and employs a Network Coordinator and Training Program Coordinator. Learn more about services the Network provides.

The Network involves the active participation of tool experts from a wide variety of organizations including:

ACE Basin NERR, American Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Boston University,Brown University, Center for Watershed Protection, Coastal Development Centre, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Conservation International, Conservation Planning Institute, Davey Jones' Locker, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, DHI, Duke University, Ecotrust, ENCORA, Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Sea Grant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Intelligent Marine Planning, Mappamondo GIS, MarineMap, Memorial University, National Center for Coral Reef Research, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Economics Program/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network, Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association (PacMARA), Palau Automated Land and Resource Information System (PALARIS), Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC), PlaceMatters, Placeways, the Sea Around Us Project, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Queensland, University of the South Pacific, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), University of Tasmania, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Wild Salmon Center, and the World Fish Center.