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Webinar on MPAs as Sentinel Sites by Steve Gittings of NOAA

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.

Watch the archive of the Economics of the Oceans conference

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

We're hopping in our Tardis and pretending last week is also the same as this week (it's a wibbly wobbly, time-y wimey thing) thus bringing you two weekly updates in one. Bonus!

Speaking of time travel, you can travel back in time to Tuesday and Wednesday's Economics of the Oceans conference, via our Storify and archived live-stream. For full details, fly on over to http://openchannels.org/economics-oceans-conference. Keep the conversations from the conference going on Twitter with #OceanEcon.

Live Stream of the Economics of the Oceans Conference: December 3-4 from Washington D.C.

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

We will be streaming the Economics of the Oceans conference live on OpenChannels, December 3rd and 4th. The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Swedish Embassy. It is hosted by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM), and Duke University. For more information the conference, and to add it to your calendar, please visit http://openchannels.org/live-economics-of-the-oceans.

ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function”

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

ICES is hosting a symposium on the "Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function” in Tromsø, Norway June 16-19, 2014. This symposium will review the physical and biological effects of fishing activities to sea bottom ecosystems, look at various technical conservation measures designed to mitigate these effects and ultimately try to quantify the overall ecosystem impact. The aim is to develop tools for use in informed ecosystem-based fisheries management. Full details are at http://bit.ly/OCConference1.

Thursday: Webinar on Impacts of Sea Level Rise on National Parks

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, November 14th for a Webinar on Impacts of Sea Level Rise on National Parks by Rebecca Beavers and Courtney Schupp of the US National Park Service. It is scheduled for 1 pm EST / 10 am PST / 6 pm GMT. For full details, and to register for the webinar, please visit: http://bit.ly/OCWebinar4.

New Content Markers on your OpenChannels Custom Homepage

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

We are pleased to announce a new feature to make identifying content on OpenChannels that is new to you with New Content Markers on your OpenChannels Custom Homepage. Simply login with your OpenChannels user account and you'll be directed to your Custom Homepage.

Content that has been added since your last visit will be indicated with a red "New" label. Make sure you login each time you visit as our site can only tell what content is new to you if you were logged-in to your account on previous visits - you may check the "remember me" option to make login automatic from your home computer. Enjoy!

Incorporating Climate Data and Forecasting Models into Decision Making for Living Marine Resources

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday for a webinar on Incorporating Climate Data and Forecasting Models into Decision Making for Living Marine Resources by Pat Halpin of Duke. It is scheduled for October 30 at 1 pm US EDT / 10 am US PDT / 5 pm GMT. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar7.

Webinar on A New Global Seafloor Geomorphology Map and the Management of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join the EBM Tools Network next week for a webinar on A New Global Seafloor Geomorphology Map and the Management of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. It is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT. For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar6.

Tuesday! Online Debate with Callum Roberts & Ray Hilborn: Large no-take areas — Is their total environmental impact positive or negative?

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

On Tuesday, join us for a live online debate with Callum Roberts and Ray Hilborn on the topic Large no-take areas — Is their total environmental impact positive or negative? It will take place for one-hour on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at noon EDT / 9 am PDT / 4 pm GMT. For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/OCDebate2.

*News Update - 15 new posts this week*
The latest issue of MPA News details the Australian Government's decision to review boundaries and regulations of MPAs designated last year. For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/OpenChannels122.

Wednesday! Live Q&A on Marine Ecosystem Services with Linwood Pendleton

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

This coming Wednesday at 1 pm US EDT / 10 am US PDT / 5 pm GMT we'll be having a Live Q&A with Linwood Pendleton on Marine Ecosystem Services. Have any questions on the topic? This is your chance to ask the expert! For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/OCOffice5.

*News Update - 2 new posts this week*
The World Maritime University is hosting a Maritime Spatial Planning, Shipping & Ports Workshop: Development in the Baltic Sea next month in Brussels. For full details, please visit http://bit.ly/OpenChannels116.

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