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This email discussion group - the Ocean Planning Community listserv - is for people on the front lines of Marine Spatial Planning (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.

The listserv is hosted by and co-produced by The Nature Conservancy, TNC Canada, University of Rhode Island, Sound Seas, and MARE.

MSP processes worldwide face common challenges. By sharing our collective knowledge, we can speed the spread of solutions.

Subscribing is free and instructions are below. Please note that only subscribers to the Ocean Planning Community list may post to it. Posted messages may not exceed 10MB in size.

No attacks allowed. The Ocean Planning Community listserv is intended to focus on knowledge and solutions. Messages with inflammatory commentary or personal attacks are forbidden and will be removed by the listserv administrators. The administrators reserve the right to ban anyone who engages in such commentary or attacks.

Please do not post job requests and resumes. However, new employment positions related to ocean planning and conservation may be posted and are encouraged.

Please use the form below to subscribe to the listserv. Once you are subscribed, you may post messages to community [at] for dissemination.

Listserv founding partners:
John Davis (MARE / OpenChannels)
Jennifer McCann (University of Rhode Island)
Joanna Smith (TNC Canada / The Nature Conservancy)
Tundi Agardy (Sound Seas)

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