The Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) Project was a five-year intervention funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It sought to design and support the uptake of innovative models for valuing mangrove, sea-grass and coral reef ecosystem services with the potential to enhance the sustainability of marine-based enterprise and marine spatial planning in select coastal communities in Indonesia and the Philippines. The project developed innovative tools such as policy briefs, application software packages, models and applications, and toolkits for marine planning, analysing systems, sustaining business and promoting change designed to assist managers, policy-makers, and planners to strengthen the governance of coastal ecosystems.
During the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2018 held in Iloilo City on November 27-30, 2018, the CCRES Project unveiled the tools through the Speed Dating with Technical Tools for Strengthening Coastal Management Session of the Research and Tools Track. All CCRES tools and related documentation can be accessed through CCRES Resources. (FASPS/ Elaine Anne C. Parlade)