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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
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers
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
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
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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
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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
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Learn about training opportunities for current and new ocean planners and managers