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EDF's EU Discard Reduction Manual: A Guide for Fishermen, Fishery Managers and Member States

For the week of 11 May 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, June 25 at 11am EDT / 8am PDT / 3pm GMT / 4pm BST for a webinar on the Environmental Defense Fund's EU Discard Reduction Manual: A Guide for Fishermen, Fishery Managers and Member States. In March, Environmental Defense Fund released the first ever user-friendly guide to help EU fishermen, fishery managers and Member State regulators find ways to successfully implement the landing obligation. In this Webinar, two of the Discard Reduction Manual’s key developers will discuss the management tools presented in the document and how they can best be practically applied on the water, drawing on success stories such as the UK North Sea and English Channel Discard Pilot Projects, which across the fleets reduced discarding to a rate of 0-6%. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar53.

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

IMBER-ADApT: A Decision Support Tool for Responding to Global Change

For the week of 04 May 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, May 28 at noon EDT / 9 am PDT / 4 pm GMT for a webinar on IMBER-ADApT: A Decision Support Tool for Responding to Global Change presented by the IMBER Human Dimensions Working Group. IMBER-ADApT is intended to enable and enhance decision-making through the development, a typology of case-studies providing lessons on how the natural, social and governance systems respond to the challenges of global change. Fisheries, which suffer from multiple pressures, are the current focus of the proposed framework, but it could be applied to a wide range of global change issues. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar53.

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

IUCN Green List and Marine Protected Areas

For the week of 27 April 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, May 14 at 1pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on the IUCN Green List and Marine Protected Areas with James Hardcastle of IUCN and Sue Wells of WCPA-Marine. The IUCN Green List is a new and progressive initiative that encourages and celebrates the success of protected areas, both terrestrial and marine, that reach excellent standards of management. This webinar will discuss the origins and implementation of the IUCN Green List including standards that protected areas must meet to be listed and how marine and coastal sites are engaging in the process. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar52.

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

Join us Tuesday, May 5 for a Live Chat on Defining MPAs under Aichi 11

For the week of 20 April 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, May 5 at Noon EDT / 9 am PDT / 4 pm GMT for a live "Office Hour" chat on Defining MPAs under Aichi 11 with Dan Laffoley of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas and Lauren Wenzel of the US National MPA Center. They will will answer your questions about how Marine Protected Areas are defined under Aichi Target 11 and the likelihood of meeting the target. In addition, they will be answering questions about progress at meeting other international commitments such as The Promise of Sydney, as well as general MPA representativeness and management effectiveness issues. For more information and to set an email reminder, please visit http://bit.ly/OCChat3.

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

Community-Based Sea Level Rise Projections

For the week of 13 April 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, April 30 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Community-Based Sea Level Rise Projections with Ian Miller of Washington Sea Grant. WSG has partnered with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and Adaptation International to develop local sea level rise projections and sea level scenario maps for the Jamestown S'Klallam community. The assessments are being used to identify tribal areas or resources that are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and priority adaptation actions and are already being integrated into long-term community planning. This webinar will present a process for developing community-based sea level rise projections and facilitating their use. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar51.

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

Discovering Data and Informing Regional Ocean Health Priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portal

For the week of 06 April 2015

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Tuesday, April 28 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm GMT for a webinar on Discovering Data and Informing Regional Ocean Health Priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portal with Todd Hallenbeck of the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health. Using the portal, practitioners can discover and analyze a comprehensive database of marine debris cleanup observations to visualize spatial patterns and trends. Understanding, tracking, and visualizing marine debris sources, sinks, and transport will help resource management agencies and NGOs work to prevent and reduce the impacts of marine debris and derelict fishing gear along the US West Coast. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/OCWebinar50.

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

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

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