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Guide for Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services to Support Nearshore Management in Oregon

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Oregon State University's Sea Grant program has published a Guide for Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services to Support Nearshore Management in Oregon. "This guide offers a step-by-step “how to” on the application of specific economic methods to the evaluation of tradeoffs inherent in nearshore management decisions. Specifically, it describes a community-based approach that merges ecological and economic models to generate a survey-based tradeoff exercise that allows for a single set of marine ecosystem services to be valued by local stakeholders and measured by marine researchers, thus connecting social and environmental monitoring efforts. This guide also documents a real-world implementation of the approach in which researchers from Oregon State University examined stakeholders’ values for ecosystem services delivered by marine ecosystems in Oregon."

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Resilience, regime shifts and ecosystem services: The case of offshore wind farm installation in the German North Sea

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Newsletter features an article on Resilience, regime shifts and ecosystem services: The case of offshore wind farm installation in the German North Sea. You may download the full-text PDF for free following the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Modelling Coral Reef Futures to Inform Management: Can Reducing Local-Scale Stressors Conserve Reefs under Climate Change?

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLoS ONE has published, Modelling Coral Reef Futures to Inform Management: Can Reducing Local-Scale Stressors Conserve Reefs under Climate Change? The authors modeled Bolinao, in the Philippines, and "found that management of water quality, and to a lesser extent fishing, can have a significant impact on future reef state, including coral recovery following bleaching-induced mortality." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine Protected Areas of the United States: Conserving Our Oceans, One Place at a Time

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The National Marine Protected Areas Center of NOAA has released a new report, Marine Protected Areas of the United States: Conserving Our Oceans, One Place at a Time. It "provides a detailed snapshot of the coverage, level of protection, resources protected and ecological representativeness of MPAs in U.S. waters." You may download the full-text PDF for free via the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Fall 2013 issue of The Coast Guard Journal of Safety and Security at Sea: Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Fall 2013 issue of the Coast Guard Journal of Safety & Security at Sea: Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council is now available. You may download the full-text PDF of the more-newsletter-than-journal for free via the link below. It features over 15 articles such as, Marine Sanctuaries and Marine Planning: Protecting endangered marine life; Marine Planning Along the East Coast: A realistic approach; and, Spotlight on Ocean Uses: Tools help marine planners understand expanding ocean use.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Recovery Trends in Marine Mammal Populations

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From PLOS ONE comes, Recovery Trends in Marine Mammal Populations. You may download the full-text PDF using the link below. The authors compiled 182 time series datasets for the analysis. They found that formerly depleted populations are recovering, on average.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The Use of a Predictive Habitat Model and a Fuzzy Logic Approach for Marine Management and Planning

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From PLOS ONE comes, The Use of a Predictive Habitat Model and a Fuzzy Logic Approach for Marine Management and Planning. The "fuzzy logic" approach was used to model the effects of 27 commercially-exploited species from bottom-trawl survey data. The model had a "high" predictive accuracy. You may download the full-text PDF from the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Conserving Biodiversity in a Human-Dominated World: Degradation of Marine Sessile Communities within a Protected Area with Conflicting Human Uses

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From PLOS ONE comes, Conserving Biodiversity in a Human-Dominated World: Degradation of Marine Sessile Communities within a Protected Area with Conflicting Human Uses, which exemplifies how anthropogenic pressures from expanding human uses can affect MPAs. You may download the full-text PDF for free via the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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

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