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Certification of small-scale fisheries in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges

For the weeks of 3 & 10 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, July 27 at 4pm CEST / 10am EDT / 7am PDT / 2pm UTC for a webinar on Certification of small-scale fisheries in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges.

The webinar will provide an overview on fisheries certification, discuss its applicability for small-scale fisheries in developing country contexts, and analyze alternative approaches that may provide similar benefits and promote the sustainability of fisheries. Please note that this webinar will last for 1.5 hours.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar142.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Toolkit

For the week 26 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, August 15 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers, presented by Susan Preston of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

This new toolkit contains key tools and resources for planning and undertaking an ecosystem services assessment and the analyses that contribute to such an assessment. It provides practical step-by-step advice on determining if an “ecosystem services” approach is needed in a given situation; completing a robust ecosystem service assessment; understanding what the results of such an assessment mean and what they do not mean; and incorporating ecosystem services analyses and considerations in a wide range of policy, decision, and management processes.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar141.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

P.S.: We're taking next week off, so your next Weekly Update will be delivered on July 14.

Bringing finance and conservation together: the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation

For the week 19 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, July 25 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Bringing finance and conservation together: the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation, presented by John Tobin-de la Puente of Cornell University.

The Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC) was launched in September 2016 to develop new investment models and funding pipelines for conservation and sustainable development. Three of the coalition’s initial focus areas are watershed management, green infrastructure for coastal resilience, and sustainable coastal fisheries. The group is currently working on developing investment “blueprints” for these areas, i.e., models for investable deals can that produce both environmental and financial returns. Once these blueprints are ready, the coalition will serve as a hub to connect investable conservation projects with financial organizations that are able to structure deals around those projects.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar140.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Green Fins: A tool for reducing the direct impacts of diving and tourism industries

For the week 12 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, July 13 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Green Fins: A tool for reducing the direct impacts of diving and tourism industries.

Join Chloe Harvey of Reef-World to learn about Green Fins, a public-private partnership developed by UNEP and The Reef-World Foundation to lead to a measurable reduction in negative environmental impacts associated with SCUBA diving and snorkeling. This webinar will provide information on the Green Fins approach, share successes, and discuss lessons learned. The presentation will highlight newly released tools and resources available to support managers who are interested in reducing the impacts of marine tourism and applying the Green Fins approach in their areas.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar139.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Join us 28 June for a webinar on Solutions for a Healthy Planet: Scaling community-led MPA management

For the week 5 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, June 28 at 3pm US EDT / noon US PDT / 9pm CET for a webinar on Solutions for a Healthy Planet: Scaling community-led MPA management.

Blue Solutions provides a global knowledge network and capacity development platform to collate, share, and generate solutions for effective management and equitable governance of our planet’s marine and coastal living spaces, and to develop capacity for the ocean community on the initiative’s priority topics. For this webinar, presenters will showcase two examples of “Blue Solutions” case studies for scaling community-led marine protected area management, explain what made them successful and discuss with the audience.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar137.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Join us Tuesday for a webinar on Using US Whistleblower Laws to Fight Illegal Fishing and Marine Pollution and Fund MPAs

For the week 29 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, June 6 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Using US Whistleblower Laws to Fight Illegal Fishing and Marine Pollution and Fund MPAs, presented by Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center.

Rewards for whistleblowers – people who inform authorities when a law has been broken – have been extremely successful when effectively implemented. Whistleblower rewards incentivize insiders to report information, and support law enforcement’s ability to detect crime that they might not otherwise uncover. This webinar will provide an overview of whistleblower reward laws relevant to marine practitioners, as well as resources to help wildlife and marine pollution whistleblowers.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar135.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Join us June 8 for a webinar on A Coastal Conservation Leadership Program in Washington State

For the week 22 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, June 8 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on A Coastal Conservation Leadership Program in Washington State, presented by Casey Dennehy of the Surfrider Foundation.

The Surfrider Leadership Academy is a unique program on the Washington State coast that has been offered to coastal conservation leaders the last two years. The program follows the principles of networked leadership, collaboration, and Marshall Ganz's public narrative framework and concludes with a self-identified group project.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar136.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Allie Brown, Nick Wehner, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Using US Whistleblower Laws to Fight Illegal Fishing and Marine Pollution and Fund MPAs

For the week 15 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, June 6 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Using US Whistleblower Laws to Fight Illegal Fishing and Marine Pollution and Fund MPAs, presented by Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center.

Rewards for whistleblowers – people who inform authorities when a law has been broken – have been extremely successful when effectively implemented. Whistleblower rewards incentivize insiders to report information, and support law enforcement’s ability to detect crime that they might not otherwise uncover. This webinar will provide an overview of whistleblower reward laws relevant to marine practitioners, as well as resources to help wildlife and marine pollution whistleblowers.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar135.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

Wednesday: Ecological Marine Units: A 3-D Mapping of the Ocean Based on NOAA’s World Ocean Atlas with Dawn Wright

For the week of 8 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, May 17 at 2pm US EDT / 11am US PDT / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Ecological Marine Units: A 3-D Mapping of the Ocean Based on NOAA’s World Ocean Atlas, presented by Dawn Wright of Esri.

This webinar reports progress on the Ecological Marine Units (EMU) project, a new undertaking commissioned by the Group on Earth Observations, to develop a standardized and practical global ecosystems classification and map for the oceans. The EMU is comprised of a global point mesh framework, created from 52,487,233 points from the NOAA World Ocean Atlas. Each point has x, y, z, as well as six attributes of chemical and physical oceanographic structure (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, silicate, phosphate) that are likely drivers of many ecosystem responses. This webinar will provide an overview of the EMU project and cover recent developments and future plans for the EMUs.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar134.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

The new He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve

For the week 1 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, May 11 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on The new He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve, presented by Matthew Chasse of NOAA.

The newly designated He'eia National Estuarine Research Reserve is the 29th in the National Estuarine Research Reserve system and the first in Hawaii. The 1,385-acre reserve includes upland forests and grasslands, wetlands, reefs, and seagrass beds, as well as the largest sheltered body of water in the Hawaiian Island chain. The reserve also includes significant historic and cultural resources. This webinar will cover the process leading to the designation, and the reserve’s partnerships and management goals, including the integration of traditional Hawai'ian ecosystem management with contemporary approaches.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar133.

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, Allie Brown, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

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