Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf

Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf DFO Maritimes Region has conducted a cumulative human impact mapping analysis for the Scotian Shelf-Bay of Fundy management area to support ongoing Marine Spatial Planning initiatives. Cumulative human impact mapping (CIM) combines spatial information on human activities and habitats with a matrix of vulnerability weights, into an intuitive relative ‘cumulative impact score’ that shows where cumulative human impacts are greatest and least. To map cumulative impacts in DFO’s Maritimes Region, a recently developed ecosystem vulnerability assessment for Atlantic Canadian waters (Murray et al. 2022) was combined with spatial information on 21 different habitat types and 45 human activities across five different sectors (climate change, land-based, marine-based, coastal, commercial fishing) following the methodology from Halpern et al. (2008). This dataset provides cumulative impact maps for the DFO Maritimes Region at 1 km2 resolution: a total cumulative impact map (i.e. including all 45 human activities), as well as cumulative impact maps for each of the five sectors. For further information concerning specifics of the maps, please contact the data provider. References: Halpern, B.S., Walbridge, S., Selkoe, K.A., Kappel, C.V., Micheli, F., D'Agrosa, C., Bruno, J.F., Casey, K.S., Ebert, C., Fox, H.E., Fujita, R., Heinemann, D., Lenihan, H.S., Madin, E.M.P., Perry, M.T., Selig, E.R., Spalding, M., Steneck, R., and Watson, R. 2008. A Global Map of Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems. Science. 319(5865): 948-952. doi:10.1126/science.1149345. Murray, C.C., Kelly, N.E., Nelson, J.C., Murphy, G.E.P., and Agbayani, S. 2022. Cumulative impact mapping and vulnerability of Canadian marine ecosystems to anthropogenic activities and stressors. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2022/XXX. vi. + 52 p. Cite this data as: Murphy, Grace; Kelly, Noreen (2023) Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf. Published September 2023. Coastal Ecosystems Science Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, N.S. https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/37b59b8b-1c1c-4869-802f-c09571cc984b 2024-02-15 Fisheries and Oceans Canada noreen.kelly@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentMarine Spatial PlanningOceans Data DictionaryCSV https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/37b59b8b-1c1c-4869-802f-c09571cc984b/attachments/MaritimesCumulatoveImpactMap_DataDictionary.csv Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian ShelfFGDB/GDB https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/37b59b8b-1c1c-4869-802f-c09571cc984b/attachments/CumulativeImpactMapping.gdb.zip Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian ShelfESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Maritimes_Region_Cumulative_Human_Impact_Map/MapServer Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian ShelfESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Maritimes_Region_Cumulative_Human_Impact_Map/MapServer Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian ShelfTIFF https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/37b59b8b-1c1c-4869-802f-c09571cc984b/attachments/Cumul_Impact_Maritimes.zip Raster Data DictionaryXLSX https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/37b59b8b-1c1c-4869-802f-c09571cc984b/attachments/CumulativeImpactMaps_RasterDD.xlsx

DFO Maritimes Region has conducted a cumulative human impact mapping analysis for the Scotian Shelf-Bay of Fundy management area to support ongoing Marine Spatial Planning initiatives. Cumulative human impact mapping (CIM) combines spatial information on human activities and habitats with a matrix of vulnerability weights, into an intuitive relative ‘cumulative impact score’ that shows where cumulative human impacts are greatest and least. To map cumulative impacts in DFO’s Maritimes Region, a recently developed ecosystem vulnerability assessment for Atlantic Canadian waters (Murray et al. 2022) was combined with spatial information on 21 different habitat types and 45 human activities across five different sectors (climate change, land-based, marine-based, coastal, commercial fishing) following the methodology from Halpern et al. (2008).

This dataset provides cumulative impact maps for the DFO Maritimes Region at 1 km2 resolution: a total cumulative impact map (i.e. including all 45 human activities), as well as cumulative impact maps for each of the five sectors. For further information concerning specifics of the maps, please contact the data provider.

References:

Halpern, B.S., Walbridge, S., Selkoe, K.A., Kappel, C.V., Micheli, F., D'Agrosa, C., Bruno, J.F., Casey, K.S., Ebert, C., Fox, H.E., Fujita, R., Heinemann, D., Lenihan, H.S., Madin, E.M.P., Perry, M.T., Selig, E.R., Spalding, M., Steneck, R., and Watson, R. 2008. A Global Map of Human Impact on Marine Ecosystems. Science. 319(5865): 948-952. doi:10.1126/science.1149345.

Murray, C.C., Kelly, N.E., Nelson, J.C., Murphy, G.E.P., and Agbayani, S. 2022. Cumulative impact mapping and vulnerability of Canadian marine ecosystems to anthropogenic activities and stressors. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2022/XXX. vi. + 52 p.

Cite this data as: Murphy, Grace; Kelly, Noreen (2023) Cumulative human impact maps for the Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf. Published September 2023. Coastal Ecosystems Science Division, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, N.S. https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/37b59b8b-1c1c-4869-802f-c09571cc984b

Data and Resources

Contact Information

Delivery Point: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1 Challenger Drive, PO Box 1006

City: Dartmouth

Administrative Area: Nova Scotia

Postal Code: B2Y 4A2

Country: Canada

Electronic Mail Address: noreen.kelly@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Similar records