Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
After the holidays, join us for a webinar on MPAs as Sentinel Sites by Steve Gittings of NOAA. It will take place Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 1 pm EST / 10 am PDT / 6 pm GMT. “Sentinel sites” are areas with the capacity for sustained ocean observations to track environmental change. Within national marine sanctuaries, these observations are focused on ecological integrity and early warning indicators in order to inform decisions by resource managers. Monitoring data, characterization and applied research efforts are the backbone of the sentinel site program. Register at http://bit.ly/OCWebinar9.