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Waitt Foundation offers funding to help MPA projects “get over the finish line”
In this issue of MEAM, we hear from a variety of ocean management experts that have experience using and/or building web atlases and data portals about how to scope atlas/portal development appropriately in the context of a larger planning and management process. We also learn from a data portal developer about how that data portal is being used for regional ocean management.
The Northeast Ocean Plan was certified by the National Ocean Council in December 2016, and we now catch up with Napoli, who currently leads development of the Northeast Ocean Data portal and the implementation of the Northeast Ocean Plan under the auspices of the Northeast Region Planning Body, about how the portal is being used and next steps.
Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor of MEAM, discusses ocean management in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
Latest news and resources for ocean planners for the month of June 2017.
From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant. In this article, MEAM speaks with a variety of experts about whether EBM could have prevented the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, how offshore oil and gas production can be integrated into EBM, and how offshore renewable energy projects are driving MSP.
Ten years ago, MPA News asked practitioners a question: In this era of changing climate, what can you do to ensure your sites remain relevant over time? We decided it was time to revisit that question.
In late April, US President Donald Trump issued two executive orders that carry potentially significant implications for several of the country’s MPAs, including its largest ones. Both orders could lead to weakened protection for sites.
By Jon Day
Broad pronouncements are sometimes made (wrongly) that “fishing is not allowed in an MPA.” The reality is, as shown in the accompanying figure, there are various types of MPAs and some do allow fishing.