Welcome to OpenChannels, the community hub for sustainable ocean planning and management

OpenChannels is the knowledge hub for the global community of practice on ocean planning, ecosystem-based management, and marine protected areas. With the latest news, literature, online events, grant opportunities, jobs, and more, OpenChannels makes it easy for you to stay informed. We’ve served over 50,000 professionals in the past two years.

Getting started? Create a free user account and sign-up for our weekly e-mail updates. Our Literature Update - published every Wednesday - delivers the latest journal articles, reports, and books to your inbox. Our Weekly Update - published every Friday - highlights the most important information you should know from OpenChannels from the past week. You can attend our webinars and live chats with experts, or search the site’s thousands of news and literature items. And you can post your own news, jobs, and blogs here with your user account.

Questions? We're here to help you help the oceans! E-mail Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, at nwehner [at] openchannels.org or tweet us at @OpenChannelsOrg.

Join us 30 July through 4 August as we live-blog IMCC4 and OceansOnline 2016

Join the OpenChannels Team and friends as we live blog throughout IMCC4 — the International Marine Conservation Congress held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada from July 30 through August 3 and special OceansOnline coverage on August 4th.

The live blog will combine our notes from various IMCC sessions, including comments from audience members, highlighted tweets via #IMCC4, and important takeaway messages on conserving our oceans.

For more information, please click here.

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