Mapping Ocean Wealth

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Illustrate the value of coral reefs

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The Nature Conservancy’s Mapping Ocean Wealthinitiative is focused on calculating and describing the benefits the ocean provides to people, in part by using photo repositories as a data source. In collaboration with Microsoft AI for Earth and Esri, the team developed an AI-powered web application toillustrate the value of coral reefs globally as well as by country. By integrating AI and machine learning capabilitiesinto a model that previously relied on user-input data, image recognition attains a greater level of specificity and accuracy. The Mapping Ocean Wealth application enables users to explore the tourism value in specific locations to support sustainable management goals. Mapping Ocean Wealth movesfrom global analysis of coast and ocean ecosystem service to looking at specific technologiesaround recreation and tourism in calculating the economic value of coral reef ecosystems. The above content is cited from

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