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The Ocean Conservancy News
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:00:33 +0000: Meet the Future Leaders of Marine Conservation - Ocean Conservancy
Ocean Conservancy welcomes the next class of Roger Arliner Young Fellows.
- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:37 +0000: Meet the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup Animal: The Pelican! - Ocean Conservancy
Maybe you spotted this feathery friend flying overhead the last time you visited the shore. With …
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- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:00:43 +0000: Bringing Communities Together to Restore our Gulf - Ocean Conservancy
A conversation with Keala J. Hughes of the RESTORE Council
- Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:00:32 +0000: From Disaster Recovery to Climate Justice - Ocean Conservancy
A conversation with climate justice lawyer Colette Pichon Battle.
- Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:00:10 +0000: For the Love of Our Ocean - Ocean Conservancy
How an Asian American went from pre-med to coral reef fisheries studies.
The Open Channels News
- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:50:23 +0000: Ocean Sciences Meeting session: MPAs and Climate Resilience - OpenChannels News
Please consider submitting an abstract to the session, “Building Resilience: Exploring the Role of MPAs in the Face of Changing Ocean Conditions”, at the Ocean Sciences Meeting which will take place February 16-21, 2020 in San Diego, California. This session aims to bring together experts from around the country and globe to discuss how their region is exploring MPAs as tools to build climate resilience in a variety of ecosystems. (see full description below).
- Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:09:40 +0000: OC Overview for the week of 19 August 2019 - OpenChannels News
This is crunch point for our oceans: let’s do the right thing
Beloved baby dugong's death puts spotlight on plastic threat to marine life
- Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:52:59 +0000: OC Overview for the week of 12 August 2019 - OpenChannels News
Monterey Bay: Following the DNA trail in the Pacific Ocean
Going Fishing for Ghost Gear
- Mon, 05 Aug 2019 23:12:47 +0000: OC Overview for the week of 05 August 2019 - OpenChannels News
- Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:00:43 +0000: Expanding our view of voices that matter: New perspectives on ocean stakeholders - OpenChannels News
In recent years, stakeholder engagement has been widely recognized as integral to effective marine conservation, marine ecosystem-based management, and marine spatial planning. There are many different definitions of the term ”stakeholder”, but at its most inclusive, it is any “person, organization, or group with an interest (professional or societal) or an influence on the marine environment or who is influenced directly or indirectly by activities and management decisions.” The list of stakeholders engaged in any marine conservation or management process depends on the context of the specific project, but, in practice, typical stakeholders engaged in marine conservation and management processes include local industries, coastal residents, management agencies, and conservation organizations.
The world is changing rapidly though. New information and technologies, new forms of social interaction (often fostered by social media), increases in tourism around the globe, shifting economies, globalization, global climate change, and other factors make it critical to continually reexamine traditional views of who ocean stakeholders are, their relative importance, and how we engage them.
In this issue of The Skimmer, we feature three recent studies that highlight new (or often underrepresented) voices in ocean management processes, as well as thoughts on how these voices can be brought into decision making for marine ecosystems.
- One of these studies found the value of marine stewardship activities is greater than the revenues from commercial finfish and whale watching activities in the US state of Massachusetts.
- Another study presents the concept of “extra-local ecosystem services” – ecosystem services provided by coastal and marine ecosystems that are distributed beyond the ecosystem itself, including regionally and globally.
- A third study – of place attachment to the Great Barrier Reef – found a community of people with strong attachment to the reef who do not necessarily have ongoing direct experience with it.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution News
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:01:49 +0000: Fearsome Phronima - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The fearsome phronima, a plankton species out of a monster movie riding inside the body of a salp. (Image by…
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:58:42 +0000: Underwater robots swarm the ocean - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Researchers test a new, acoustic-based navigation system to solve a problem that oceanographers have grappled with for years—getting multiple underwater robots to monitor the ocean cooperatively in swarm-like fashion.
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:00:06 +0000: Public Talk: Deploying and Maintaining the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Irminger Sea Array - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:35:53 +0000: WHOI on NPR: Why sea level rise varies across the world - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The sea level is rising more in some places than in others. WHOI scientist Chris Piecuch explains why.
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:26:59 +0000: A Huge, Mysterious Reservoir of Methane Has Been Identified Deep Under The Ocean - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
“Identifying an abiotic source of deep-sea methane has been a problem that we’ve been wrestling with for many years,” says…