Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Marine Areas (MESMA)

Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Marine Areas (MESMA)

This webinar originally aired on February 25, 2014.

Created by the European Community, the MESMA framework is a step-wise approach to the evaluation and monitoring of spatially managed marine areas. The framework provides guidance on the selection, mapping, and assessment of ecosystem components and human pressures. It also addresses the evaluation of management effectiveness and potential adaptations to management, including governance.  The webinar will highlight the framework and geospatial tools for implementing it. Learn more about MESMA at http://www.mesma.org.

This webinar was presented by Oscar Bos of IMARES, and Vanessa Stelzenmüller of the Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, and it was co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, OpenChannels.org, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network.

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