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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!

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.

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