For the week 26 June 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Join us Tuesday, August 15 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers, presented by Susan Preston of Environment and Climate Change Canada.
This new toolkit contains key tools and resources for planning and undertaking an ecosystem services assessment and the analyses that contribute to such an assessment. It provides practical step-by-step advice on determining if an “ecosystem services” approach is needed in a given situation; completing a robust ecosystem service assessment; understanding what the results of such an assessment mean and what they do not mean; and incorporating ecosystem services analyses and considerations in a wide range of policy, decision, and management processes.
For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar141.
Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team
P.S.: We're taking next week off, so your next Weekly Update will be delivered on July 14.
*News Update — 28 new posts this week*
Public comments still sought on marine national monuments in US as Trump Administration aims to reduce, remove protected areas – https://oct.to/OC747.
Financing spotlight: Blue Abadi, a $38-million trust fund to support MPAs in the Bird’s Head region of Indonesia – https://oct.to/OC748.
New MPA designated in Costa Rica – https://oct.to/OC749.
Nova Scotia asks Ottawa to stop protecting new marine areas – https://oct.to/OC750.
The Challenge of Fighting Mistrust in Science – https://oct.to/OC751.
Great Barrier Reef valued at $56 billion – https://oct.to/OC752.
Trump Administration working to scale-back Clean Water Act – https://oct.to/OC753.
Seafood Is Getting Less Nutritious (and 1 related post) – https://oct.to/OC754.
10% of fish caught in oceans get dumped (and 1 related post) – https://oct.to/OC755.
The New Plot to Hijack GIS and Mapping – https://oct.to/OC756.
Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? – https://oct.to/OC757.
*Literature Update — 27 new titles this week*
Marine Policy has published, Using normative evaluations to plan for and manage shellfish aquaculture development in Rhode Island coastal waters – https://oct.to/OC758.
*Grant & RFP Update — 1 new grant this week*
The Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund is offering grants for projects in Climate Change Impacts and Implications for New Zealand – https://oct.to/OC762.
*Job Listings Update — 7 new jobs this week*
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is hiring a Community Engagement Specialist based at the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Port Angeles, Washington. This position is open immediately, so apply ASAP! – https://oct.to/OC763.