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.
News and Updates
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.
"In a letter released by California Democrat Jared Huffman, he and 23 other legislators from Washington, California and Oregon, want commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to quickly deploy the $200 million in fishery disaster funds recently made available with the passage of the 2018 budget bill."
Via News Deeply
"The aquaculture industry has become a major player in the global seafood market. To some researchers, this seems like the promising advancement of an industry that can take pressure off of wild stocks while still supplying global demand. But it’s not clear that aquaculture seafood is getting into the same mouths as the wild-caught fish it is replacing."
Via The New Yorker
"Most marine recording devices are archival, placed in the water and removed months later, telling tales of whales gone by. The buoy in the Bight is one of a handful that also transmits data in almost real time."
"A mass sporting event the size of the London Marathon can easily get through 750,000 bottles of water and result in up to seven tonnes of waste – a problem that has not gone unnoticed by environmental groups looking to tackle plastics."
Via LA Times
"The push to overhaul seismic survey rules has not attracted the same public attention as the Trump administration's interest in opening coastal waters to dozens of new drilling leases or downsizing protected marine areas. But it too could have wide implications beyond enabling new oil operations."