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Wednesday: Office Hour on the Southern Ocean MPA proposals that CCAMLR will consider this month

Greetings OpenChannels Community,

This Wednesday, July 3, at at 5 pm GMT / 1 pm US EDT / 10 am US PDT we will be holding a live "Office Hour" text-based chat on the Southern Ocean MPA proposals that CCAMLR will consider this month, with Evan Bloom (U.S. Department of State) and Claire Christian (Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition). For more information, and to add the event to your Google or Outlook calendar, please visit: http://bit.ly/OC-Chat1. Please help us get the word out!

Fisheries and Offshore Renewable Energy: Impetus for Fishermen to Engage MSP

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The June-July issue of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) is now available for your reading pleasure! You may read and comment on the articles here on OpenChannels at http://openchannels.org/newsletters or download the PDFs at http://www.meam.net.

Voices in Ocean Planning: On developing outreach materials for stakeholders

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

As part of the Voices in Ocean Planning: Lessons from Leaders series, Sean Weseloh McKeane, Coastal Advisor, Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture - Nova Scotia, Canada, talks about reaching out to stakeholders and developing different types of outreach materials for different stages in the planning process. You may watch his video at http://bit.ly/OpenChannels51.

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Environments Webinar #2: Latest Research, Redmap Australia, Reef Watch, and Feral or In Peril

Greetings OpenChannels Community members,

OpenChannels and the EBM Tools Network are pleased to announce the second webinar in our series, Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Environments. This webinar will feature emerging research on marine citizen science in Australia, Redmap Australia, Reefwatch, Feral or in Peril, and Monitoring Seas and Inspiring Communities. The webinar will be held on July 18 at 10 am Australian EST (July 17 at 5 pm US PDT). For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit http://bit.ly/OpenChannels39.

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Environments

Greetings OpenChannels Community members,

OpenChannels and the EBM Tools Network will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 4 at 2 pm US EDT / 11 am US PDT / 6 pm GMT discussing Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Environments. This webinar will be featuring U.S. projects, including Reef Check California, COASST, and MPA Watch. A second webinar on Australian projects will be announced shortly. For full details, and to register for the webinar, please visit http://bit.ly/openchannels33.

It was a lively debate with Bud Ehler and Tundi Agardy on ocean zoning in MSP

Greetings OpenChannels Community members,

If you missed the live online debate with Bud Ehler and Tundi Agardy on "Does marine spatial planning need to involve ocean zoning to be effective?" it is now archived at http://bit.ly/ocdebate2. Bud and Tundi were very quick typists, and I thank them and all our live attendees for their active participation! If you have suggestions for future debates, I'd love to hear them. Please email me your ideas at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Online Debate: Does marine spatial planning need to involve ocean zoning to be effective? With Bud Ehler and Tundi Agardy

Greetings OpenChannels Community members,

We have an exciting event planned for Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at noon EDT / 9 am PDT / 4 pm GMT, the inaugural online OpenChannels Debate with Bud Ehler and Tundi Agardy. These two experts will be taking sides on the question, "Does marine spatial planning need to involve ocean zoning to be effective?" @OpenChannelsOrg will be live-tweeting the event - follow us and take part in the live debate using #ocdebate. Audience members are encouraged to submit questions/comments, which may be thrown-in amongst the debaters' arguments. For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/ocdebate1.

Mining Twitter for Marine Spatial Planning

Greetings OpenChannels Community members,

If you missed Wednesday's Office Hour on the Global Ocean Legacy project of The Pew Charitable Trusts, with Imogen Zethoven, it is now archived at http://bit.ly/openchannels18. And if you're wondering how to convey technically-difficult information to stakeholders in your planning process, Hedley Grantham, Director of Spatial Analysis and Planning at Conservation International, offers advice at http://bit.ly/openchannels19.

Voices in Ocean Planning: Lessons from Leaders

Greetings OpenChannels Community members,

I am pleased to announce today the availability of the "Voices in Ocean Planning: Lessons from Leaders" series. You may view the first set of 1-4 minute videos in the series at http://openchannels.org/videos/oc.

The "Voices in Ocean Planning: Lessons from Leaders" video series, produced by OpenChannels and PacMARA, offers wisdom and guidance on ocean management from experienced professionals in our field. Advice on creating strong management plans in the face of budget uncertainties, engaging stakeholders in the planning process, enhancing communication skills within planning bodies, and more tips and insights are provided in this series.

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