These recent articles or preprints on MPA-related science and policy are all free to access.
Save the date for IMPAC5 in Vancouver
Organizers of the next International Marine Protected Areas Congress – IMPAC5, to be hosted in Vancouver, Canada – have announced the dates. The conference will be held in 2021 from 27 September - 1 October.
In lieu of a lead article this month, we spent our time expanding MEAM’s compilation of ocean planning and management training opportunities to help current and future practitioners connect with useful opportunities to add to their knowledge and skill sets.
A new method helps ocean planners and stakeholders find the best locations for a wide range of ocean uses, while minimizing negative interactions among ocean uses and environmental impacts.
Latest news and resources for ocean planners and managers for the month of April 2018.
Maritime industries deliver 90% of international trade, supply 30% of oil and natural gas, and carry 98% of international communications.
A very quick update on Arctic ecosystems
Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan: What does it mean for MPAs and MSP?
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers for the month of March 2018.
By Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor, MEAM. Email: tundiagardy [at] earthlink.net
In a very short time, the story of the Arctic has seemed to morph from a case study in international law that only a policy wonk could love to a sobering story of a dystopian future. As the ice recedes and access to the riches of the pole opens up, Arctic nations are clamoring to secure rights and wield new technologies in shipping and oil and gas exploration and extraction that will promote short term profitability while likely threatening long term sustainability. Environmental conditions, and their rapid rate of change, have turned a laboratory for negotiation and cooperation into the Wild West.