FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why the name, OpenChannels?

  1. Open channels of communication mean free and accessible communications among people, such as among the practitioners and stakeholders using services.
  2. In nautical radio, an open channel is one on which conversations are public.
  3. In the context of marine spatial planning, where one of the main purposes of such planning is to disentangle webs of conflicting uses, one result can be orderly and relatively open channels of water where before there was heavy, unplanned traffic.
  4. It's easy to spell, and to pronounce, and we like it! And we hope you do, too!