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How Can We Identify and Communicate the Ecological Value of Deep-Sea Ecosystem Services?

For the week of 28 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from PLoS ONE comes, How Can We Identify and Communicate the Ecological Value of Deep-Sea Ecosystem Services? The authors utilized the Ecosystem Principles Approach to identify ecosystem services of submarine canyons. The approach was found to be successful in linking ecological information with ecosystem service assessment, which could also make it a useful basis for communication practices. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Sediment and Turbidity Associated with Offshore Dredging Increase Coral Disease Prevalence on Nearby Reefs

For the week of 21 July 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Monday evening we unveiled OpenChannels version 3.0 which unifies your browsing experience across mobile and desktop devices. Reading literature no longer requires super-small text or lots of zooming and dragging. We hope you find this update as useful as we do. If you find any gremlins wreaking havoc, do let us know - you can simply reply to this message (we may have fed the Mogwai after dark...).

Bad puns aside, it's time for the literature! PLoS ONE has published a new paper, Sediment and Turbidity Associated with Offshore Dredging Increase Coral Disease Prevalence on Nearby Reefs. The authors found a six-fold increase in "signs of compromised coral health" due to exposure from dredging plumes. I'm sure you all know what this means for the whole Australia coal export issue...

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Guidelines for Integrating Human Dimensions into MPA Planning and Management

For the week of 14 July 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

WWF South Africa and the Environmental Evaluation Unit of the University of Cape Town have published a new report, Guidelines for Integrating Human Dimensions into MPA Planning and Management. "This project explores how MPAs can become more meaningful to society in terms of addressing social, economic and ecological objectives. It highlights the importance of considering issues such as human values, aspirations, lifestyles, cultural heritage, livelihoods, local economic activities and institutional arrangements in the development of MPAs and their management strategies." You may download the full or short report, and even a policy brief based on it, for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The Role of Temperature in Determining Species' Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification

For the week of 7 July 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From PLoS ONE comes, The Role of Temperature in Determining Species' Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification: A Case Study Using Mytilus galloprovincialis. The authors examined the blue mussel species' response to increasing temperature and acidity. They found "the effects of OA on shell growth are highly dependent on temperature." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The High Seas and Us: Understanding the Value of High-Seas Ecosystems

For the week of 30 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Global Ocean Commission has published a new report, The High Seas and Us: Understanding the Value of High-Seas Ecosystems. The report examines 15 ecosystem services of the high seas. It also places "values in the context of the costs of improved governance and management of human activities in the high seas with a particular focus on improved marine protection." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Ecosystem goods and services in marine protected areas

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Special thanks to OpenChannels member Anne McCrone for submitting the New Zealand Department of Conservation's new report on Ecosystem Goods and Services in Marine Protected Areas. The report "summarises the ES of coastal and marine areas, including marine protected areas...and provides an estimate of their values, based on a benefit-transfer of values from the literature." You may download the report for free using the link below.

Happy reading,
-Nick


Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine Spatial Planning, Current Status in Sweden

For the week of 16 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management has published a new report, Marine Spatial Planning – Current Status 2014. The report examines the progress Sweden has made with marine spatial planning in terms of cultural history, aquaculture, tourism, extraction, and plenty more. You may download the full report for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Governance, management, and local development for more effective MPAs

For the week of 9 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published the Open Access article, From measuring outcomes to providing inputs: Governance, management, and local development for more effective marine protected areas. The "paper briefly discusses the potential ecological and socio-economic outcomes of MPAs then reviews the literature on three categories of inputs – governance, management, and local development – that lead to effective MPAs." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Sea basin maritime spatial planning

For the week of 2 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Sea basin maritime spatial planning: A case study of the Baltic Sea region and Poland. The authors examine the MSP process in Poland which just started in November 2013. You may download the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager


Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning

For the week of 26 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies has an article of interest, Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning. The paper details stakeholder engagement from Scotland's ongoing marine planning process. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies has an article of interest, Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning. The paper details stakeholder engagement from Scotland's ongoing marine planning process. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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