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Where's My Fish? New Tools to Visualize Climate and Other Impacts on Marine Animals

For the week of 30 March 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, April 21 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Where's My Fish? New Tools to Visualize Climate and Other Impacts on Marine Animals with Malin Pinsky of Rutgers University and Jon Hare of NOAA. They will describe a new web-based tool that will help managers, scientists, fishermen, and the public track shifts in the distribution of the nation’s marine fish and other animals with changing ocean conditions. The OceanAdapt website is the result of a partnership between NOAA Fisheries and Rutgers University that annually aggregates marine biological survey data from around North America. The effort is part of the growing trend towards open science and can help in the preparation of climate vulnerability analyses or in the prioritization of species for more focused adaptation efforts. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar49.

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

Join us Thursday, April 9 for a webinar on Indigenous Knowledge and Use of Ocean Currents in the Bering Strait Region

For the week of 23 March 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, April 9 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Indigenous Knowledge and Use of Ocean Currents in the Bering Strait Region with Julie Raymond-Yakoubian. She will share perspectives on the importance of traditional understandings of ocean currents as a critical aspect of the body of knowledge held by communities in the region, how this knowledge was collected, and the modern-day practical applications of this knowledge for marine policy, planning, and safety considerations. Examples of where this knowledge is currently being used will also be presented. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar48.

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

Join us Wednesday, April 8 for a webinar on Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean with Jenna Jambeck

For the week of 16 March 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, April 8 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean with Jenna Jambeck. Dr. Jambeck led a research team that combined available data on waste management infrastructure with a model that uses population density and economic status to estimate the amount of land-based plastic waste entering the ocean. The findings: as much as 12.7 million metric tons of plastic is entering the global ocean annually, and unless waste management practices are improved, the flux of plastics to the oceans could increase by an order of magnitude within the next decade. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar47.

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

Join us Wednesday, March 18 for a webinar on Lessons in Managing Public Space: From Public Lands to the EEZ

For the week of 09 March 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, March 18 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Lessons in Managing Public Space: From Public Lands to the EEZ. Dr. Morgan Gopnik will present findings from her recently-published book, From the Forest to the Sea: Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning. Interested in reading the book? One lucky webinar attendee will win a free copy! For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar46.

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

Join us Thursday 12 March for a webinar on Climate-Smart Adaptation: Vulnerability Assessment Results and Next Steps for the North-central California Coast and Ocean

For the week of 02 March 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, March 12 at 1pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5pm GMT for a webinar on Climate-Smart Adaptation: Vulnerability Assessment Results and Next Steps for the North-central California Coast and Ocean. In this webinar, Sara Hutto will explain how the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary MPA is planning for climate-smart adaptation and how you might be able to use the same approach. For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/OCWebinar43.

And don't forget to take part in our annual review survey so we may know how best to serve you and the rest of the marine planning community. There are just 10 questions, and most are simply "yes or no." In appreciation, we are giving away an official OpenChannels canvas tote bag to 1 in every 5 survey participants. To participate in the survey, please visit http://www.openchannels.org/surveys/feb2015.

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

Wednesday: Join us for a webinar on Estimating Blue Carbon Storage in Texas Coastal Wetlands

For the week of 23 February 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, March 4 at 1pm EST / 10am PST / 6pm GMT for a webinar on Estimating Blue Carbon Storage in Texas Coastal Wetlands. This webinar will focus on The Nature Conservancy's Texas Blue Carbon Analysis, which estimated blue carbon based on three "pools" of carbon associated with terrestrial and wetland plant communities. Special thanks to Jorge Brenner of The Nature Conservancy, Greg Guannel and Gregg Vertutes of the Natural Capital Project, and Joey Bernhardt of the University of British Columbia for presenting this webinar. For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/OCBlueCarbon4.

And don't forget to take part in our annual review survey so we may know how best to serve you and the rest of the marine planning community. There are just 10 questions, and most are simply "yes or no." In appreciation, we are giving away an official OpenChannels canvas tote bag to 1 in every 5 survey participants. To participate in the survey, please visit http://openchannels.org/surveys/feb2015.

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

How can we better help you help the ocean?

For the week of 16 February 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

OpenChannels is almost three years old now, which means it's time for our next yearly survey. What is OpenChannels doing right? What are we doing wrong? How can we serve you better? That's what we'd like to know. Please participate so we may know how best to serve your needs.

There are just 10 questions, and most are simply "yes or no." In appreciation, we are giving away an official OpenChannels canvas tote bag to 1 in every 5 survey participants. To participate in the survey, please visit http://openchannels.org/surveys/feb2015. Not everyone will win a tote bag, but you will win my gratitude - and let's be honest, good karma is worth much more than a tote bag!

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

Upcoming webinar on Lessons in Managing Public Space: From Public Lands to the EEZ

For the week of 09 February 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, March 18 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Lessons in Managing Public Space: From Public Lands to the EEZ.

One of the most recent trends in ocean management has been the introduction of Marine Spatial Planning to reconcile multiple human objectives, including economic growth and ecosystem protection, within the EEZ. A recently released book, From the Forest to the Sea: Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning by Dr. Morgan Gopnik, shows that the complex and frequently contentious story of the U.S. National Forests can be instructive to ocean managers. This webinar will discuss how members of the ocean community might achieve their goals more effectively by learning from the experiences of their land-based counterparts.

***Interested in reading the book? One lucky webinar attendee will win a free copy of From the Forest to the Sea: Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning!*** For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/OCWebinar45.

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

Upcoming webinar on Integrating Oceans into the Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network

For the week of 02 February 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1 pm EST / 10 am PST / 6 pm GMT for a webinar on Integrating Oceans into the Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network.

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) provide a forum for States, Tribes, Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities and other groups to work together in a new way. LCCs provide scientific and technical expertise for conservation planning at landscape scales and promote collaboration among their members in defining shared conservation goals. In this webinar, Dr. Elsa Haubold, National Coordinator for the Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network, will discuss the LCC Network's mission and objectives, the work of its partners, and how oceans are integrated into the LCC Network. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar44.

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

Upcoming webinar on Climate-Smart Adaptation: Vulnerability Assessment Results and Next Steps for the North-central California Coast and Ocean

For the week of 26 January 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, March 12 at 1pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5pm GMT for a webinar on Climate-Smart Adaptation: Vulnerability Assessment Results and Next Steps for the North-central California Coast and Ocean. Learn how the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary MPA is planning for climate-smart adaptation and how you might be able to use the same approach. Sara Hutto will present the results of a vulnerability assessment for species, habitats and ecosystem services in the North-central California region. Application of the vulnerability assessment, scenario planning, and the formation of a working group to develop adaptive management recommendations will also be discussed. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar43.

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

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