- Draft of new UN Law of the Sea agreement on high seas biodiversity available for review
- Research shows fisheries in different nations highly interconnected by larval transport
- New study predicts every 1°C increase in ocean temperature leads to 5% loss of marine biomass
- Plastics could change physical processes in the ocean
- New report describes key spatial conflicts and solutions in EU waters (Summaries and case studies available here)
- Latvia approves new national marine spatial plan
- Estonia releases draft of new national marine spatial plan
- Wales launches consultation on future of Welsh fisheries and ecosystems after Brexit
- Canada updates federal fishing law
- US provides information on offshore wind leasing strategy
- US NOAA releases annual report on US ocean economy
- US faces $400+ billion in sea level rise adaptation costs (see cost estimates by city, county, state)
- 2019 ocean yearbook provides analysis of current ocean management issues
- Report describes possible scenarios for high seas fisheries under climate change
- Trident underwater drones and spotter buoys available for ocean research and conservation projects
- Apply to attend expense-paid workshop to identify research priorities for shifting marine species
Editor’s Note: From the Archives calls attention to past Skimmer/MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant.
Imagine a world where:
- Municipalities proactively restore wetlands and offshore reefs wherever possible to protect their citizens and infrastructure and lower their insurance premiums.
- Small-scale fishers receive insurance payouts immediately after devastating hurricanes so fisheries-dependent communities can start to recover.
- The risks of running an illegal fishing operation rise dramatically because it is impossible to get insurance for the ships involved.
Commercial fishing threatens sharks worldwide
Europe heatwave expected to hit Arctic, speed up melting of ice sheet
Scientists discovered a new species of tiny sharks that glow in the dark
Poop-detecting dog helps sniff out key problems for endangered orcas
Join us Monday, October 7th for a free, public workshop on coastal resilience, titled Planning and Implementing Resilient Solutions in Coastal California, at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) (see save-the-date flyer below).