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Measuring the benefits of marine protected areas in the context of EU’s Natura 2000 network - scoping the methodology

For the week of 07 September 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) has published a new report, Measuring the benefits of marine protected areas in the context of EU’s Natura 2000 network - scoping the methodology. "The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of existing analyses of the benefits provided by the EU MPAs, and to outline a possible step-wise methodology to assess the overall benefits provided by the EU marine Natura 2000 network." You may download the full-text using the link below.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Special Issue of Oceanography journal on Ocean Acidification: The Pathway from Science to Policy

For the week of 31 August 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Oceanography has published a special issue on, Ocean Acidification: The Pathway from Science to Policy. The full issue may be found here. Aside from Ocean Acidification research, there's also a new paper out on, Evaluating uncertainties of future marine flooding occurrence as sea-level rises. The study focuses on an urban low-lying coastal area along the western Mediterranean. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Assessing the Effectiveness of Local Management of Coral Reefs Using Expert Opinion and Spatial Bayesian Modeling

For the week of 24 August 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLoS ONE has published Assessing the Effectiveness of Local Management of Coral Reefs Using Expert Opinion and Spatial Bayesian Modeling. The authors used "a combination of an expert-elicited Bayesian network (BN) and spatial environmental data to examine how hypothetical scenarios of climate change and local management would result in different outcomes for coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

From Reef to Table: Social and Ecological Factors Affecting Coral Reef Fisheries, Artisanal Seafood Supply Chains, and Seafood Security

For the week of 17 August 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLoS ONE has published From Reef to Table: Social and Ecological Factors Affecting Coral Reef Fisheries, Artisanal Seafood Supply Chains, and Seafood Security. Jack Kittinger and co-authors examined the Kīholo Bay fishery in Hawai'i, showing the small-scale fishery provides over 30,000 meals per year. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Special (free) issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series on the conservation of marine ecosystem biodiversity

For the weeks of 03 & 10 August 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) has published a special, freely-available theme issue on the economics of marine ecosystem biodiversity conservation. The titles are all included in the list below. You may also browse the list directly from MEPS at http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v530/ - look for the Theme Section in the middle of the volume.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Country-Level Costs vs. Benefits of Improved Fishery Management - part of the Ocean Prosperity Roadmap series

For the week of 27 July 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Country-Level Costs vs. Benefits of Improved Fishery Management, part of the Ocean Prosperity Roadmap series, has been released. The report first estimates the current cost of managing fisheries in the top fishing countries, and then uses these estimates to calculate cost-benefit valuations of improved fisheries management. You may download the full report using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

On the Potential of Surfers to Monitor Environmental Indicators in the Coastal Zone

For the week of 22 July 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLoS ONE has published a new paper, On the Potential of Surfers to Monitor Environmental Indicators in the Coastal Zone. The authors equipped a recreational surfer in the southwest UK with a GPS and temperature sensor to measure sea-surface temperature. They estimate upwards of 40 million measurements could be recorded per year if the UK surfing community was actively engaged in citizen science activities. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

New report from WWF - Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action

For the week of 13 July 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

WWF has published a new report, Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action. The report "analyses the ocean’s role as an economic powerhouse and outlines the threats that are moving it toward collapse." Furthermore, the report values ocean assets "to be at least US$24 trillion. If compared to the world’s top 10 economies, the ocean would rank seventh with an annual value of goods and services of US$2.5 trillion." You may download the full report using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Factors That Can Undermine the Psychological Benefits of Coastal Environments

For the week of 06 July 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Environment and Behavior has published a new paper, Factors That Can Undermine the Psychological Benefits of Coastal Environments: Exploring the Effect of Tidal State, Presence, and Type of Litter. The authors examined the effects of both the presence and type of litter found at beaches on enjoyment of those resources. Interestingly, litter from general public use was rated more negatively than litter from fishing activities. You may access the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Managing effectively the world’s most iconic Marine Protected Areas - A Best Practice Guide

For the week of 29 June 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

UNESCO has published a new report, Managing effectively the world’s most iconic Marine Protected Areas: A Best Practice Guide. Authored by Fanny Douvere (stay tuned for a live "Office Hour" chat with her on this topic in September!), the Guide provides step-by-step guidance for managing World Heritage marine sites. You may access the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager


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