Reefs at Risk Revisited (Local Threats Data)
Downloads and Resources
Local Threats MetadataXLSX
spreadsheet of metadata (including data type, resolution, source, description, and citation) for individual data layers
Local Threats data (shapefile and grid)ZIP
Zip file contains the following data layers: -Coastal development threat -Integrated local threat -Marine-based pollution and damage -Overfishing and destructive fishing -Watershed-based pollution The GIS data are in ArcMap shapefile format (for vector data), or ArcInfo GRID format (for raster data). All data are in a WGS 1984 Datum and a Cylindrical Equal-Area (Lambert) projection, with a Central Meridian at -160. Projects are included in each folder with datasets already loaded. Format for projects is ESRI ArcGIS ArcMap version 9.3.1. (.MXD) If you have ArcGIS 9.x or 10 installed on your machine, open ArcMap and navigate to the desired file. These files provide pointers to both the vector and GRID data on the CD. NB: These files are not compatible with version 8.x of ESRI's ArcGIS software.
Local & Global Threats in 2050 (KML)KMZ
Local & Global Threats in 2030 (KML)KMZ
Local Threats: Present (KML)KMZ
Threats from coastal development, marine-based pollution and damage, overfishing and destructive fishing, and watershed-based pollution were analyzed separately. These threats were integrated into the Integrated Local Threat index. Past thermal stress was integrated with local threats into the Integrated Local Threat and Past Thermal Stress index. Future thermal stress and ocean acidification were integrated with local threats into the Integrated Local and Global Threat indices for 2030 and 2050. For additional information see: http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/docs/reefs_at_risk_revisited_technical_notes.pdf.
The data files include GIS data sets and KML files for use in Google Earth and other map applications that support KML.
See the README file for source information.
The model relies on available data and predicted relationships but cannot capture all aspects of the dynamic interactions between people and coral reefs. The threat indicators gauge current and potential risks associated with human activities. A strength of the analysis lies in its use of regionally consistent data sets to develop globally consistent indicators of human pressure on coral reefs. However, the model is not perfect, and omissions and other errors in the data sets are inevitable.
World Resources Institute, Reefs at Risk Revisited, 2011.
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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Full license text available at Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Project: Reefs at Risk
Page Last Updated: August 19, 2016