Ecological grief: New research on the mental health consequences of working in marine conservation and management in a time of rapid global change
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers
The EBM Toolbox: The state of conservation planning tools: Looking back and ahead with Patrick Crist of PlanIt Forward
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MSP Challenge: Marine spatial planning stakeholders learn by playing
Serious games for coastal and marine conservation, management, and adaptation – Find a game for your work!
Using serious games to increase understanding of marine ecosystem conservation and management: Practitioner experiences from around the world
Ocean solutions for climate change
Aquaculture and marine ecosystems: Friend or foe?
Ecosystem-based aquaculture: We need to stop thinking about an aquaculture farm as something within the limits of a few buoys or GPS coordinates on a map
Lessons learned from 40 years of Great Barrier Reef zoning
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Fishing for invertebrates is increasing dramatically, and it’s impacting marine ecosystems: How we can manage invertebrate fisheries better
Latest Marine Ecosystem News and Resources for Planners and Managers
From the Archives: Mining social media: The new world of abundant, ‘messy’ data and what marine conservation and management can learn from it (MEAM May 2018, Issue 11:7)
It’s not just about marine mammals anymore: How ocean noise can harm marine ecosystems
New tools for dynamic ocean management: EcoCast vs. Marxan and more
Were you on holiday/in the field during July and August? Catch up on The Skimmer!
Expanding our view of voices that matter: New perspectives on ocean stakeholders
The Slimmer Skimmer: An end to harmful fisheries subsidies may be coming soon – and that could help a marine ecosystem near you
From the Archives: Can we insure our way to healthier oceans and ocean communities? (MEAM Feb 2018, Issue 11:4)
What works to reduce marine plastic pollution? What we know and what we need to do
Ecological connectivity between the high seas and coastal waters: Why coastal communities need to care about what happens on the high seas
From the Archives: “Start where your audience is, not where you want them to be”: What EBM and MSP practitioners can (and should) learn from marketing (MEAM Feb 2016, Issue 9:4)
What is marine plastic pollution costing us? The impacts of marine plastic on the Blue Economy
US offshore wind under the Trump administration and new developments with offshore wind
Perspective: The growing importance of regional oceans cooperation
All things to all people: What different groups mean when they talk about the Blue Economy
If a country is not very dependent on the ocean, can it have a Blue Economy? A brief interview with Joanna Smith of Nature United
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Should we be conserving and managing marine ecosystems in 3D? The latest thinking on vertical zoning
The EBM Toolbox: How can we find hotspots for marine ecosystem services?
Understanding and promoting women’s roles in EU fisheries and aquaculture
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The Skimmer: Missing half the story: How considering gender can improve ocean conservation and management
After the Tsunami by EJ Shu
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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