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Upcoming Webinar on Water Quality Threats to Marine Protected Areas

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, September 12th at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Water Quality Threats to Marine Protected Areas by John Walthen of the US EPA and Johanna Weston of the California State Water Board. To attend, you must register in advance at http://bit.ly/OpenChannelsWebinar2.

Keep track of new content with new Custom Homepages

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

I am pleased to announce our newest addition to the OpenChannels feature set, Custom Homepages.

Custom Homepages allow you to organize and color-code content blocks, such as upcoming webinars and additions to the Literature Library, to your liking. Just want to keep track of news and jobs? Then simply delete the other blocks with one click. Content which has been added since your last visit is automatically flagged as "new."

July/August Issue of MPA News Now Available!

Greetings OpenChannels Community,

The July/August 2013 issue of MPA News is now available on OpenChannels at http://openchannels.org/newsletters. This issue includes:

  • The Reverse Fishing License Mechanism for Kiribati's Phoenix Islands Protected Area: An Experiment in MPA Financing

  • CCAMLR Fails to Make Progress in Establishing Antarctic MPAs

  • Perspective: In Colombia, a New MPA for Deep-Water Coral

  • World Heritage Committee addresses East Rennell (Solomon Islands) and Great Barrier Reef

Drawing the line: Visualizing global MPA distribution using practical protection categories with MPAtlas.org

Greetings OpenChannels Community,

The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network, National MPA Center, and OpenChannels are pleased to announce that they will co-host a presentation on MPAtlas.org by Lance Morgan and Russell Moffitt of the Marine Conservation Organization. This presentation will be held on Thursday, August 8, at 1 pm US EDT / 10 am US PDT / 5 pm GMT. For full details, and to register for the webinar, please visit: http://bit.ly/OpenChannelsWebinar1.

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Environments Webinar #2: Lessons from Australia

Greetings OpenChannels Community,

The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network and OpenChannels are pleased to announce our second webinar in the series, Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Environments. This webinar featuring emerging research on marine citizen science in Australia, Redmap Australia, Reefwatch, Feral or in Peril, and Monitoring Seas and Inspiring Communities 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.

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!

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