Habitat ecosystem assessment tool (HEAT) survey results: Fs97-6/3214E-PDF

"The Habitat Alteration Assessment Tool (HAAT) is an application of a quantitative fish habitat assessment tool for use in evaluating proposals affecting lacustrine fish habitats in the Great Lakes area. The Habitat Ecosystem Assessment Tool (HEAT) is a development that stems from expanding HAAT to include new functionality and new variables such as water levels and temperature. With further development the updated tool will also expand Lake HEAT beyond the Great Lakes. The goal of this phase of study is to continue the development of the tool through input from current and potential users as to their requirements and expectations from the software. Thus, 106 past, current and future/potential users of HAAT/HEAT were asked to participate in a workshop and complete a survey regarding various topics including: knowledge of the tool modules, ideas on additional variables and standards as well as issues with the existing tool. Results from the survey and workshop supplied important input into how the software should be migrated to a new platform, and that additional benefits should be realized, including better user support, a better user interface, more frequent updates, and most importantly improved standardization of scenarios input and output. As tool enhancement continues further liaison with users will be pursued to continue to refine the tool"--Abstract, p. 5.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Central and Arctic Region.
Title Habitat ecosystem assessment tool (HEAT) survey results
Series Title Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Date 2017.
Number of Pages 25 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08473-2
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-6/3214E-PDF
Subject Terms Freshwater fish, Habitats, Environmental impact assessment, Software