Thursday: Webinar on Sustainable Finance Options for US Marine Protected Areas

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For the week 30 January 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1pm US EST / 10am US PST / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Protecting Our Marine Treasures: Sustainable Finance Options for US Marine Protected Areas, presented by Brian Baird of The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay, and Martha Honey of the Center for Responsible Travel.

MPAs require sustainable long-term funding for designation and management – including for education, outreach, monitoring, research, policy development, and enforcement. Recommendations from a new report produced by the US Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee will be discussed, along with a wide-range of approaches for obtaining external funding, important guidelines for success, and potential sources of external financing.

For more information and to register, please visit

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

*News Update — 34 new posts this week*

  • Turning science into actions: What scientists can do to inform marine resource management –

  • Hakai Magazine has an article on Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada –

  • The February issue of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) has a Perspective piece on The US National Ocean Policy in the Trump Era –

  • Restore America’s Estuaries has an upcoming webinar on the 8th on Blue Carbon Ecosystems - what's included, what's not and why –

  • Global Fishing Watch offers A New View of Marine Protected Areas –

  • For indigenous communities, fish mean much more than food –

*Literature Update — 20 new titles this week*
Maritime Studies has published, Having it all: can fisheries buybacks achieve capacity, economic, ecological, and social objectives? –

*Video Update — 1 new video this week*
The director of 'Chasing Coral', Jeff Orlowski, offers insight into the making of this year's Sundance Selection –

*Conference Update — 3 new conferences this week*
The African Marine Waste Conference will be taking place 9-13 July 2017 in South Africa –

*Job Listings Update — 6 new jobs this week*
The LabexMER cluster of excellence, Ifremer, the University of Brest and the Brittany Regional council are offering International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Marine Sciences –