For the week of 25 January 2016
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Global Ecology and Conservation has published a new paper on Decision tools for coral reef managers: Using participatory decision support to integrate potential climate impacts and informed decision making. The auothrs conducted "a needs assessment survey with coral reef and marine resource managers to identify data needs and the preferred design and delivery of climate information" and investigated "prototype decision support tools." You may access the full-text using the link above.
There's also an interesting paper out on Creating Stable Agreements in Marine Policy: Learning from the California South Coast Marine Life Protection Act Initiative, from Negotiation Journal.
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 .
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager