For the week 6 March 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Join us Tuesday, March 14 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Drivers and Implications of Change in Global Ocean Health as Demonstrated by the Ocean Health Index, presented by Ben Halpern of the University of California, Santa Barbara and Steve Katona of Conservation International.
The Ocean Health Index (OHI) is a scientific assessment framework that combines and compares biological, physical, economic, and social elements of ocean health to assess how sustainably ocean resources are utilized within a given region. The OHI team recently published its fifth annual global assessment. For this webinar, lead scientists Benjamin Halpern and Steven Katona will discuss changes in OHI scores over five years, possible causes and consequences of those changes, challenges and opportunities for composite indicators to incorporate the best available science each year, and lessons learned in repeating and improving the OHI assessment each year.
For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar124.
P.S.: We're pleased to announce a new section of OpenChannels devoted to curating the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House, as it pertains to ocean and coastal conservation. We're calling it Trump Watch. You can follow the coverage at /trump-watch. Good luck and godspeed, Team Ocean!
Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team