A Toolkit for Managing Cultural Resources in Marine Protected Areas

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For the week of 17 June 2019 

Please Join us Tuesday, July 2, 2 pm US EDT/11 am US PDT/6 pm UTC for a webinar on A Toolkit for Managing Cultural Resources in Marine Protected Areaswith Trisha Kehau Watson of the Cultural Heritage Resource Working Group (CHRWG), Lauren Wenzel of the NOAA MPA Center and CHRWG, and Joe Schumacker of the Quinault Department of Fisheries and CHRWG.

What are cultural resources anyway? Often MPA managers are experts in natural resources management, and lack background in managing cultural resources. The Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (MPAFAC) developed an on-line toolkit to address this need. Covering topics such as spanning legal authorities, a cultural landscape approach, planning for climate change and natural disasters, engaging stakeholders, and underwater archeology, the group’s Cultural Resources Toolkit provides invaluable insight and strategies for marine and coastal managers and MPA visitors alike. In this webinar, the Cultural Resources Working Group of the MPAFAC provide an overview of the enhanced Toolkit and discuss its role in connecting people to their heritage in special coastal places throughout the US and elsewhere. The MPAFAC provides recommendations to the US Departments of Commerce (NOAA) and Interior for the effective design, establishment, and adaptive management of US MPAs. Learn more here.

Co-sponsors: NOAA National MPA Center, OCTO (MPA News, OpenChannels), and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

To register, visit: https://oct.to/webinar240

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

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  • A Pending Shift in a Prominent Shipping Lane Will Be Used to Study Noise Pollution (via Hakai Magazine)
  • How Enough Floating Plastic Could Change the Sea (via Hakai Magazine)

1 new Grant and 1 new Podcast this week

  • Grant: Request for proposals for blue carbon restoration In Latin America and the Caribbean, due June 30th. (https://oct.to/OC1905)
  • OCTOPOD Podcast: MarXiv travels for Future Oceans. Raye and Nick bring you a sneak peak to what Raye will be presenting on at the IMBeR Future Oceans 2 Conference in Brest, France. (https://oct.to/OC1906)

4 new Blogs this week

39 new Literature items this week

  • Science of The Total Environment has released, Disintegration behaviour of bio-based plastics in coastal zone marine environments: A field experiment under natural conditions (US $41.95). (https://oct.to/OC1911)
  • Seafood for the Future/Aquarium of the Pacific has published, Frequently Asked Questions: Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S. (Freely Available). (https://oct.to/OC1912)
  • Frontiers in Marine Science has published, The Need for a Code of Professional Ethics for Marine Conservation Communicators (Freely Available). (https://oct.to/OC1913)
  • See the rest HERE

16 new Jobs this week

  • Apply to be the Monitoring Network Coordinator for the Puget Sound Partnership in Tacoma, Washington (https://oct.to/OC1914)
  • Work as the Science Director for the California Ocean Science Trust in Sacramento (https://oct.to/OC1915)
  • Be the voice of Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance as their Communications Coordinator in Massachusetts (https://oct.to/OC1916)
  • See the rest HERE