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Lessons learned in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP): The Shetland experience

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From the ICES Annual Sciences Conference comes Lessons learned in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP): The Shetland experience. Two thumbs up for case studies! You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

PS expect the normal Wednesday delivery of the Literature Updates again next week, we were out traveling and there was a lot of literature published while we were gone!

National Ocean Council's Marine Planning Handbook

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The White House's National Ocean Council (now inactive thanks to our government's shutdown...) published the Marine Planning Handbook. It aims to "provide information and guidance to regions that choose to establish regional planning bodies and develop marine plans." It may be freely downloaded using the link above. 

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Ocean Conservation Strategic Funding Initiatives: A Study of Successes and Lessons Learned

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

As the saying goes, late is better than never, so here it is: the Weekly Literature Update! Blue Earth Consultants just released a report, Ocean Conservation Strategic Funding Initiatives: A Study of Successes and Lessons Learned. The report claims to be the first of its kind to compare and gather lessons learned from investment in ocean conservation. It's free and accessible via the link above.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Conservation, Spillover and Gene Flow within a Network of Northern European Marine Protected Areas

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from PLOS ONE is a free, open-access publication entitled Conservation, Spillover and Gene Flow within a Network of Northern European Marine Protected Areas. The study examined the European lobster (Homarus gammarus) fishery, which despite having small MPAs, seems to offer considerable benefits to the fishery.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

marmap: A Package for Importing, Plotting and Analyzing Bathymetric and Topographic Data in R

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

A new package for the Open Source statistical package, R, for analyzing bathymetric and topographic data has appeard in a recent article in PLoS ONE. marmap: A Package for Importing, Plotting and Analyzing Bathymetric and Topographic Data in R may be downloaded for free, as well as the R package and the marmap module itself.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Managing Our Nation's Fisheries Conference Papers

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

In May 2013, the third Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries conference was held with the focus on "advancing sustainability." The speaker's papers are now available for your reading pleasure on the subjects of Improving Fishery Management Essentials, Advancing Ecosystem-based Decision Making, and Providing for Fishing Community Stability. You may download each batch of papers by session in the OpenChannels Literature Library.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Stakeholder Engagement: Participatory approaches for the planning and development of marine protected areas

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

A special thanks is in order for OpenChannels member Marina Gomei who submitted to us the new WWF report, Stakeholder Engagement: Participatory approaches for the planning and development of marine protected areas. You may download the free report in the OpenChannels Literature Library using the link above.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine protected area improves yield without disadvantaging fishers

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

It's been a busy week again with 19 new publications added to the OpenChannels Literature Library. One that is particularly worth the time to read is the latest from Nature Communications, Marine protected area improves yield without disadvantaging fishers. While it is not Open Access, the supplementary graphs and data are free to read. Nature Asia also summarized the article in a press release at http://www.natureasia.com/en/research/highlight/8655.

Enjoy!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Introducing the OpenChannels Literature Update

Greetings OpenChannels Community,

I would like to welcome you to the very first weekly OpenChannels Literature Update. We have heard from many of you that staying up-to-date with all the research going on in our field is quite burdensome. We hope this summary of the pervious week's academic journals, reports, and other publications that have been incorporated into the OpenChannels Literature Library will help make this task a bit easier.

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