Tuesday: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making, a Toolkit for Managers

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For the week of 7 August 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, August 15 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US 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/OCWebinar145.

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


*News Update — 33 new posts this week*

  • MSP – European Commission calls on 5 member states to implement MSP or risk referral to Court of Justice – https://oct.to/OC832.

  • Brexit – Secretary confirms foreign access to UK fishing grounds after Brexit – https://oct.to/OC833.

  • MPAs – Marine reserves a solution to bycatch problem in oceans – https://oct.to/OC834.

  • ESA – Tuna won’t be listed as endangered, Trump administration says – https://oct.to/OC835.

  • Sea Level Rise – Scientists discover cause of Atlantic coastline's sea level rise hot spots – https://oct.to/OC836.

  • Ocean Acidification – Preventing Climate Change by Increasing Ocean Alkalinity – https://oct.to/OC837.

  • Sea Level Rise – Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help – https://oct.to/OC838.

  • Conference – ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities – https://oct.to/OC839.

  • Chemistry – Modelling molecules in future oceans – https://oct.to/OC840.

  • Teamwork – Researchers and global fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seas – https://oct.to/OC841.

  • Future Food – When Oceans Give You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into Tasty Chips – https://oct.to/OC842.

  • Trump Watch – Climate, energy jobs vanish at White House's science office – https://oct.to/OC843.

  • 'Weather Extreme' – USDA tells staff to not use term ‘climate change’ – https://oct.to/OC844.

*Literature Update — 36 new titles this week*
Frontiers in Marine Science has published, The Role of Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal in Supporting Ocean Planning – https://oct.to/OC845.

*Video Update — 1 new video this week*
NASA has a new (to us) video explaining Sea Level Rise – https://oct.to/OC846.

*Grant & RFP Update — 2 new opportunities this week*
NFWF is requesting proposals for their 2017 Electronic Monitoring and Reporting Grant Program – https://oct.to/OC847.

*Job Listings Update — 14 new jobs this week*
Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife is hiring a Marine Mammal Program Leader – https://oct.to/OC848.