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The Skimmer: Missing half the story: How considering gender can improve ocean conservation and management
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers
After the Tsunami by EJ Shu
Check out our new Tools page!
Estimating the vulnerability of ocean planning and blue economy to climate change
EBM Toolbox: Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database
Low cost methods, scaling up, and multi-stakeholder approaches: Experience and advice on marine ecosystem restoration from Indonesia
How can we restore marine ecosystems? Perspectives and tips from global experts
Ecosystem restoration: What if we build it, but they don’t come?
What large-scale restoration success can look like: Seagrass restoration in Virginia’s coastal lagoons
Updated: The EBM Toolbox: Teaching marine protected area design and management: Resources and trainings
Tiny but mighty: Ocean health depends on bacteria and viruses, so what should managers know about them?
The EBM Toolbox: Teaching marine protected area design and management: Resources and trainings
Just back from summer/winter break?
The Skimmer: Managing and conserving ocean ecosystems in a rapidly changing climate
New Trump ocean policy throws a curveball into current US regional ocean planning efforts
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The Skimmer: How weather and climate extremes are impacting the ocean
The EBM Toolbox: New tools, resources, and initiatives for dealing with the effects of climate change on ocean ecosystems and communities
Looking for an ocean management, conservation, or science conference?
Want to learn more about reducing coastal risk with natural defenses?
Mining social media: The new world of abundant, ‘messy’ data and what marine conservation and management can learn from it
MEAM and you, an infographic: What readers want from MEAM and how it is helping their work
Metaphors for marine conservation and management: The good, the bad, and the inaccurate
Do you know about OCTO’s other services?
Learn about training opportunities for current and new ocean planners and managers
The EBM Toolbox: New tool can help ocean planners find best locations for wide range of ocean uses: Learn how it is different and what you need to use it
From the Archives: Getting business on board: Engaging the business community in ocean planning (MEAM Jun-Aug 2015, Issue 8:5)
The Skimmer: A very quick update on what’s going on in the Arctic Ocean region and why you should care
Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan: What does it mean for US marine protected areas and regional ocean plans?
Perspective: Is it naïve to think the Arctic can be transformed in a positive way?
A few more wrap-up announcements from MEAM
Can we insure our way to healthier oceans and ocean communities?
A new way to frame ecosystem services: Ecosystems as ‘Providers’ and ‘Protectors’
Perspective: Radical MSP can solve social and environmental problems, not just facilitate industrialization
How genetics can improve marine conservation and management: What practitioners should know (and do)
Do big and sudden actions distract us from nurturing effective EBM?
Get your research off the shelf and into policy: Writing reports and briefs that influence decision making