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Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef

For the week of 15 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Australia's for Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has released a new report on the Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef. The report estimates that cost to be US $6.3 billion, AU $8.2 billion. 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

Lobster and Ocean Planning: A Spatial Characterization of the Lobster Fishery for the New England Regional Planning Body

For the week of 08 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Island Institute has published a new report, Lobster and Ocean Planning: A Spatial Characterization of the Lobster Fishery for the New England Regional Planning Body. "The Island Institute used interviews with Maine lobstermen to better understand spatial use patterns in the lobster fishery, and how lobstermen view new and shifting uses of the ocean in the context of their lobster fishing businesses. Lobstermen were selected in all lobster management zones, with an emphasis on lobstermen who fish federal waters because the developing New England Regional Ocean Plan focuses on federal waters." 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

Public Interest in Marine Citizen Science: Is there Potential for Growth?

For the week of 01 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

BioScience has published, Public Interest in Marine Citizen Science: Is there Potential for Growth?. The authors interviewed over 1,000 marine users and found "the type of research organization involved in a project played a role in people's willingness to share information" (among plenty of other interesting results). 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

Marine spatial planning in reality: Introduction to case studies and discussion of findings

For the week of 25 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Marine spatial planning in reality: Introduction to case studies and discussion of findings. "This paper explores the realities of marine spatial planning (MSP’ing), drawing on 12 case studies around Europe, employing a structured qualitative empirical approach." 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

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016

For the week of 18 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The FAO has published the 2016 update to The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. "This edition uses the latest official statistics on fisheries and aquaculture to present a global analysis of trends in fish stocks, production, processing, utilization, trade and consumption. It also reports on the status of the world’s fishing fleets and analyses the make-up of human engagement in the sector."

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

Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2016 Report to Congress

For the week of 11 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

NOAA published a new report, the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2016 Report to Congress. The report highlights research conducted since the last report to congress in 2014, including focal areas in the Pacific Islands, Alaska, and the Gulf of Maine. 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

Measuring the impact of pollution closures on commercial shellfish harvest

For the week of 04 July 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Ocean & Coastal Management has published, Measuring the impact of pollution closures on commercial shellfish harvest: The case of soft-shell clams in Machias Bay, Maine. The authors examined the economic impacts of temporary shellfish harvesting closures (to protect human health), finding in this case that "economic losses are significant and depend heavily on tidal activity, and the size, frequency and timing of closures." 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

An Ecosystem Services Perspective for the Oceanic Eastern Tropical Pacific

For the week of 27 June 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

A few quick notes this week:

  1. The book Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management is available for purchase at a discount. Please see the attached flyer on literature page for full details.

  2. The paper, Action and inertia in collaborative governance, is available for free for a limited time using the author's link. See the comments section on the literature page for more information.

  3. We recently re-aliased the URLs for the entire Literature Library to make the links shorter and more stable (i.e. literature/1412966814 has been shortened to literature/7768). Unfortunately, some of the 6000+ automatic redirects aren't working properly. If you click on an old, long link and get taken to the main Literature Library page, just use the site's search in the blue box to find the item by its title. Sorry about the inconvenience!

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

Development of a Multi-Site and Multi-Device Webgis-Based Tool for Tidal Current Energy Development

For the week of 20 June 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences has published, Development of a Multi-Site and Multi-Device Webgis-Based Tool for Tidal Current Energy Development. The authors describe the creation of a "multi-device and multi-criteria decision support tool designed to support the development of tidal current energy in the Philippines." 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

Atlas of Ocean Wealth

For the week of 13 June 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Nature Conservancy has released a new report, The Atlas of Ocean Wealth. "The Atlas of Ocean Wealth is the largest collection to date of information about the economic, social and cultural values of coastal and marine habitats from all over the world. It is a synthesis of innovative science, led by [TNC], with many partners around the world. Through these efforts, we’ve gathered vast new datasets from both traditional and less likely sources." 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

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