Managing the ocean in real-time: Tools for dynamic management

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For the week of 11 February 2019

Join us Wednesday, April 24, 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC with Heather Welch of NOAA and the University of California Santa Cruz.

Spatial management is a useful strategy to regulate human activities and provide protection for vulnerable species and habitats. Dynamic management - a subset of spatial management in which boundaries are flexible in space and/or time - is gaining traction as one solution for managing features with variable distributions, for example highly migratory species. This webinar introduces four applied dynamic management tools: 1) a thermal indicator designed to mitigate loggerhead turtle bycatch, 2) the fisheries sustainability tool - EcoCast, 3) WhaleWatch, designed to reduce ship strike risk to blue whales, and 4) the Atlantic Sturgeon Risk Model. These tools allow scales of management to align with scales of environmental variability, animal movement, and human activities. Next steps to advance the field of dynamic management will also be discussed.

To register, visit: https://oct.to/Webinar221

If you would like to check out other upcoming OCTO sponsored webinars, you can find a complete list at https://oct.to/Webinars

Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
          – Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

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In other News this week

  • Protecting not-so-wild places helps biodiversity (via The Conversation)
  • EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana (via EU Reporter)
  • Low-cost carbon-capture technology mimics scuba gear (via Anthropocene Magazine)
  • CELC Aquaculture Education Webinar - Hosted by NOAA Education -"OceanReports: A web-based automated spatial analysis tool for U.S. offshore aquaculture and other ocean industries" - Tuesday, February 26 4-5 PM EST. More Info Here

1 new Podcast and 1 new Webinar this week

2 new Conferences this week

  • Marine Socio-Ecological Systems in Yokohama, Japan - 25-29 May, 2019. (https://oct.to/OC1733)
  • XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences in Incheon, Republic of Korea - 22-26 July, 2019. (https://oct.to/OC1734)

26 new Literature items this week

  • Frontiers in Marine Science has released, Marine CO2 Patterns in the Northern Salish Sea (Freely Available) (https://oct.to/OC1735)
  • Springer International Publishing has published, Effective Communication Between Human and Dolphin Using Information Devices ($29.95) (https://oct.to/OC1736)
  • PLOS ONE has published, Salmon increase forest bird abundance and diversity (Freely Available) (https://oct.to/OC1737)
  • See the rest HERE

12 new Jobs this week

  • Become the Texas Sustainable Fisheries Manager  for The Nature Conservancy- deadline extended to Feb. 28th. (https://oct.to/OC1738)
  • The World Bank is hiring for an Environmental Engineer. Work in Washington DC. (https://oct.to/OC1739)
  • Work as an Aquatic Plant Management Team Leader at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (https://oct.to/OC1740)
  • See the rest HERE