Upcoming Events

Global Fishery Recovery: Possibilities and pathways for the future

Event Date: 
Postponed

What is the potential of the world’s ocean fisheries? In this webinar, Environmental Defense Fund and partners will discuss new research on the potential of the world’s ocean fisheries. The presentation will focus on the current status of global fisheries and the possible biological, social and economic outcomes from recovering the many that are currently at-risk. This webinar is cosponsored by the EBM Tools Network.

This webinar has been postponed for the time being. We will update everyone with a new time once it has been rescheduled.

Guide to Consistent Protection Across Europe from Destructive Fishing in EU Natura 2000 Sites

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2 pm UTC / 4 pm CEST / 10 am EDT / 7 am PDT

This webinar will be presented by Jean-Luc Solandt (Senior Biodiversity Policy Officer, Marine Conservation Society) and Catherine Weller (Lawyer, ClientEarth). Over 100 European Marine Sites (EMS) have been designated in the UK under EU laws since 1994. Yet historically there has been no effective system in place to manage destructive fishing practices in these sites. This webinar will describe how the Marine Conservation Society (MCS, www.mcsuk.org) and ClientEarth (www.clientearth.org) have collaborated for seven years on a national campaign to protect EMS from destructive fishing, and how UK authorities and regulators have responded. That response includes several promising new initiatives to deliver improved protection for EMS, developed with fishing communities. Jean-Luc and Catherine suggest that the UK experience is adaptable to other EU member states that also face destructive fishing in their own EMS. This webinar is co-sponsored by the EBM Tools Network.

Live Chat on the World Heritage Marine Programme with Fanny Douvere of UNESCO

Event Date: 
Postponed until September

The UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme (WHMP) was created in 2005 to establish effective conservation of the unique marine areas protected under the 1972 World Heritage Convention. Today, the 47 coastal and marine World Heritage sites represent the 'Crown Jewels of our Ocean' and are recognized for their outstanding beauty, exceptional biodiversity, or unique ecological, biological or geological processes. They are selected under strict criteria and through a rigorous nomination, evaluation and inscription process. In cooperation with a variety of partners, the WHMP is developing innovative ways to support site managers with their conservation challenges, while simultaneously advancing the application of the World Heritage Convention for protecting the planet’s most valuable and unique marine places.

In this interactive “Office Hour” chat, Dr. Fanny Douvere, Coordinator of the UNESCO World Heritage Progamme, will be available to discuss all things related to the Programme including what the program does, the impact that it has, how the program is developing and expanding, and why the World Heritage Committee has a unique ability to hold nations accountable for their conservation actions.

Chat co-sponsored by the EBM Tools Network.

Please not this event has been postponed until September

We will update this page with the new time and date as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience!

About Live “Office Hour” Chats: The event will be an interactive chat conducted by typing and reading text. There is no audio component. Office Hour chats provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions to our panelists and share their own experiences and insights with panelists and other participants. All participants are able (and encouraged) to post, and all participants are able to view all posts. Inappropriate or off-topic content will be controlled. Audience members are encouraged to login with their Facebook or Twitter accounts or type in their name below the comment box, so we can easily match participants’ questions with answers. Recently answered questions will be "pinned" to the top of the Chat interface below. If you miss the live event, a transcript will be available on this page after the event concludes.


Live Blog Live Chat on the World Heritage Marine Programme
 

Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance: Linking Governance to Ecological Outcomes

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5 pm UTC

This webinar will be presented by Helen Fox of RARE and David Gill of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly being employed as a tool to promote biodiversity conservation and maintain ecosystem goods and services. Their impacts vary significantly, however. This webinar will present a project that brings together interdisciplinary experts and datasets to examine the linkages between MPA governance and ecological outcomes at a global scale. Learn more about the project at www.sesync.org/mpa-performance. Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, the EBM Tools Network, and MPA News.

Live Chat on The Marine Planning Concierge with Mary Ruckelshaus and Gregg Verutes of the Natural Capital Project

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Noon EDT / 9am PDT / 4pm UTC

To help address common questions and planning dilemmas, the Natural Capital Project's Marine Team has designed a "concierge" to make it easier to learn about, get inspired by and implement marine planning. The Marine Planning Concierge is a website that connects users to resources for using ecosystem services in marine planning. They are curious about whether or not this kind of guidance might be useful in other aspects of the Natural Capital Project’s work to lower barriers to using ecosystem service understanding in diverse types of decisions.

The Concierge, similar to the help desk located in a hotel lobby, aims to provide clear, modular advice for any stage of the planning process, and to offer a curated library of useful resources. The Concierge also describes and links to examples of how the Natural Capital Project and others engaging in marine planning processes around the world have gotten over common hurdles, such as how to move forward when data is scarce, how to synthesize and visualize data from different sources and units, or where to go for help when the tools you're using are beyond your technical expertise. The Concierge also connects users to helper tools that make it easier to use the InVEST toolkit.

In this interactive “Office Hour” chat, Mary Ruckelshaus (Managing Director) and Gregg Verutes (Science Education Lead) of the Natural Capital Project will introduce the Concierge and take your questions. With help from the marine planning community, they hope to iteratively improve the website and to continue to amass a library of interactive guidance to support a variety of decisions that lead to better outcomes for people and nature.

Chat co-sponsored by the EBM Tools Network.

About Live “Office Hour” Chats: The event will be an interactive chat conducted by typing and reading text. There is no audio component. Office Hour chats provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions to our panelists and share their own experiences and insights with panelists and other participants. All participants are able (and encouraged) to post, and all participants are able to view all posts. Inappropriate or off-topic content will be controlled. Audience members are encouraged to login with their Facebook or Twitter accounts or type in their name below the comment box, so we can easily match participants’ questions with answers. Recently answered questions will be "pinned" to the top of the Chat interface below. If you miss the live event, a transcript will be available on this page after the event concludes.


Live Blog Live Chat on The Marine Planning Concierge
 

Mapping Ocean Wealth

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 5pm UTC

This webinar will be presented by Rob Brumbaugh of The Nature Conservancy. Mapping Ocean Wealth is a new initiative to deliver scientifically rigorous information about ocean benefits in a way that helps decision-makers make choices about investments and tailor management decisions that affect the ocean. The project will inform stakeholders– private industry, public management officials and leaders, and conservationists – about WHERE and HOW ocean benefits are produced using maps and data that enable evidence-based decisions and tradeoff analyses. It is a collaborative project open to partners both within and beyond the conservation sector who are committed to sharing data, results and best practices. The project considers the ocean’s many contributions to the physical and economic wellbeing of people around the globe — in terms of jobs, food security, storm buffering, tourism benefits, etc. as well as in dollars. In this webinar, we will highlight some of the progress to date on mapping benefits, creating policy-relevant information, and making this information readily accessible through our online data portal at http://oceanwealth.org. Webinar co-sponsored by the EBM Tools Network.