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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
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers
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
Help us improve MEAM and enter a drawing to win a MEAM tote bag!
The Skimmer: The Latest on Ocean Plastic in Just a Few Minutes
A Parable about Plastics
From Our Readers and a Correction!
New ideas on how the social sciences could change the way we do ocean conservation and management – and already are
Science is crucial to ecosystem-based management - but what science is most crucial?
EBM Toolbox: Calling all MSP tool developers! How MSP tools are being used around the world and remaining gaps in tool functionality
From the Archives: Tools and resources for measuring blue carbon (MEAM May 2016, Issue 9:7)
Incorporating cultural values into ocean planning and management: New tools and trends
Consideration of cultural values shapes ecosystem-based management in the Mediterranean
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners, Part I
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners, Part II: High Seas/Deep Sea
EBM Toolbox: Avoiding tipping points for ocean ecosystems
Can optimism help your ocean conservation and management work?
Can pessimism have a positive impact? Interview with Rowan Jacobsen about the recent obituary of the Great Barrier Reef
Tundi’s Take: In Praise of Pessimism
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners
Need to get up to speed quickly on a marine conservation or management topic? Check out the new Top Lists!
How much data is enough? Scoping your ocean and coastal data collection so you can move on to next steps
An ocean data portal in action: An interview with Nick Napoli about how the Northeast Ocean Data portal is being used
Dispatches from the Field: How long will the Eastern Tropical Pacific be brimming with life?
From the Archives: Offshore Energy: The Challenge of Planning and Managing It in an Ecosystem-Based Way (MEAM June-July 2010, Issue 3:6)
From the Editor: Making MEAM more global
Marine Spatial Planning ten years later: A conversation with Charles “Bud” Ehler
Food for thought: Conservation “leakage” and potential impacts of Trump’s trade policies on marine conservation
Tundi’s Take: Could complex institutional frameworks and regulations actually inhibit EBM?
EBM Toolbox: A new, short, and free primer on modern ocean management
New technologies for improving ocean management and ecosystem health