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EBM Tools

The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network is one of the premier sources of information about coastal and marine planning and management tools in the United States and internationally. Coastal and marine planning and management tools help practitioners incorporate scientific and socioeconomic information into decision making. The mission of the Network is to promote healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and communities through the use of tools that help incorporate ecosystem considerations into management. 

This distribution list is for announcements of upcoming EBM Tools Network events and Network products.

EBM Tools Discussion

This distribution list provides an interactive forum for coastal and marine conservation and management practitioners and tool experts to share information about tools and methods that can be used for improving coastal and marine conservation and management. Appropriate topics for discussion include: 

  • Finding tools for specific management or conservation projects or purposes
  • Connecting with other practitioners that have used tools to learn about their strategies and experiences
  • Getting suggestions or best practices for using tools effectively
  • Finding collaborators for a conservation or management project.


The MarineDebris.Info listserv provides a forum for discussion and announcements on the research, management, and prevention of marine debris. The target audience includes marine debris scientists, resource managers, policymakers, industry, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders.

Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM)

MEAM is the monthly information service on ocean planning and ecosystem-based management. MEAM serves the global resource management community with news, views, analysis, and tips gathered from experts around the world.

MPA News

MPA News is the monthly information service on planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). It serves the global MPA community with news, views, analysis, and tips gathered from experts around the world. Thousands of readers in more than 120 countries have come to rely on it.

MPA List

Created by MPA News and OpenChannels, the MPA List provides a simple way for managers, researchers, and others to share knowledge, discuss current issues, and stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements.

Ocean Planning Community

This email discussion group - the Ocean Planning Community listserv - is for people on the front lines of MSP in North America and worldwide. It's designed to help you and your peers share experience and good practices with one another: what worked, what didn't, what you learned.

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