Overview

Webscraping and PDF data extraction

What to do when the data you need are trapped in highly formatted tables spread among 185 different PDFs which are only downloadable separately...

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Same goals, new data layers!

Tidal flats will complement the existing habitat types and will affect the habitat subgoal and carbon storage goal. Three new data layers created are tidal flat extent, tidal flat trend, and tidal flat condition...

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Making the Spatial Switch

`raster` has been the go-to spatial analysis package in R since the dawn of time, but we converted our workflow to the more modern `terra` package. At the Ocean Health Index, we work with spatial data for a plethora of goals like mapping sea ice extent and habitat types that sequester carbon throughout the land and coastal nations. Let's dive into how we converted our code from `raster` to `terra`.

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Introducing the 2022 OHI Global Fellows

This year the Ocean Health Index Global Fellows program has taken on three new Data Science and Communication Fellows. All three fellows have been picked from the new Masters of Environmental Data Science...

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Reducing the pain of understanding CMIP-6 scenario data

Climate models from the CMIP6 Scenario experiments predict the future climate of our planet. These data are amazing AND complex, and we are here to help you make sense of it...

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The Global Ocean Health Index Celebrates its 10th Birthday!

This year marks the ninth global Ocean Health Index (OHI, for short) assessment measuring the sustainable delivery of 10 benefits, or goals, that people want and need from the ocean. The ...

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2020 Global Ocean Health Index scores now available!

This year marks the ninth global Ocean Health Index (OHI, for short) assessment measuring the sustainable delivery of 10 benefits, or goals, that people want and need from the ocean. The ...

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A new open data tool for science and management

The new assessment tool, the Baltic Health Index (BHI) evaluates comprehensively the health status of the Baltic Sea and has been calculated by researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, ...

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We are excited to announce the global Ocean Health Index (OHI) scores for 2019!

We are excited to announce the [global Ocean Health Index (OHI) scores for 2019!](http://ohi-science.org/ohi-global/) The overall global Index score was 71, similar to ...

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A case study about transparency in the Ocean Health Index

In a world of increasingly complex decision making, transparency has become paramount. This is no exception in science and, specifically, in science-based management ...

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Lessons for Using the Global Ocean Health

The Index was designed to be useful to ocean planning around the world, and to be useful, it must be applicable to place-based management, which is how so many decisions that affect ocean health ...

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