Tuesday: Webinar on Drivers & Implications of Change in Global Ocean Health as Demonstrated by the Ocean Health Index

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For the week 6 March 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, March 14 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Drivers and Implications of Change in Global Ocean Health as Demonstrated by the Ocean Health Index, presented by Ben Halpern of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Steve Katona of Conservation International.

The Ocean Health Index (OHI) is a scientific assessment framework that combines and compares biological, physical, economic, and social elements of ocean health to assess how sustainably ocean resources are utilized within a given region. The OHI team recently published its fifth annual global assessment. For this webinar, lead scientists Benjamin Halpern and Steven Katona will discuss changes in OHI scores over five years, possible causes and consequences of those changes, challenges and opportunities for composite indicators to incorporate the best available science each year, and lessons learned in repeating and improving the OHI assessment each year.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar124.

P.S.: We're pleased to announce a new section of OpenChannels devoted to curating the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House, as it pertains to ocean and coastal conservation. We're calling it Trump Watch. You can follow the coverage at /trump-watch. Good luck and godspeed, Team Ocean!

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

*News Update — 26 new posts this week*

  • E.P.A. Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics – https://oct.to/OC530.

  • Vessel for patrolling Chagos' MPA decommissioned 4 months ago, unclear if any patrols remain – https://oct.to/OC531.

  • Loss of fishing in Scotland's new MPAs not as dire as fishing industry predicted – https://oct.to/OC532.

  • The latest issue of MEAM features a new Dispatches from the Field on Lessons from Peru and Innovative EBM in the Andes – https://oct.to/OC533.

  • Trump’s Military Buildup Threatens to Gut U.S. Coast Guard – https://oct.to/OC534.

  • Ban On Many Sunscreen Products Likely To Pass In Hawaii Senate – https://oct.to/OC535.

  • Enter the UN’s Data for Climate Action Challenge and save the world – https://oct.to/OC536.

  • Canadian conservationist warns of ‘cyber poaching’ – https://oct.to/OC537.

  • Australian seafood company convicted of animal cruelty for brutally killing a lobster – https://oct.to/OC538.

*Webinar Update — 1 new archived webinar this week*
Thursday's webinar on, Implications of spatial connectivity and climate change for the design and application of MPAs, is now archived – https://oct.to/OC539.

*Literature Update — 22 new titles this week*
Ecosphere has published, Spatial planning for fisheries in the Northern Adriatic: working toward viable and sustainable fishing – https://oct.to/OC540.

*Job Listings Update — 10 new jobs this week*
New York's Natural Heritage Trust is hiring a Coastal Energy Facility Review Specialist – https://oct.to/OC541.