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The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

By Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor, MEAM. Email: tundiagardy [at] earthlink.net

Editor’s note: In this article, the term “value” is generally used to indicate the importance and/or usefulness of something and is not a referring to a strictly monetary value. Cultural ecosystem services or “cultural services” provide a typology for cultural values that the ocean holds for stakeholders.

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management
  • UN Prep Committee recommends start of treaty negotiations to protect high seas marine life; new treaty would update UN Convention on Law of the Sea with provisions for creating marine protected areas in areas beyond national jurisdictions [Learn more here and here]
The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

MEAM’s sister organization OpenChannels.org is currently creating “Top Lists”, concise selections of resources on specific topics in marine conservation and management. These top lists include journal articles, reports, webinar recordings, newsletter articles, and blogs. They provide an easy way for practitioners to access a variety of sources of information on a topic quickly.

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

In this issue of MEAM, we hear from a variety of ocean management experts that have experience using and/or building web atlases and data portals about how to scope atlas/portal development appropriately in the context of a larger planning and management process. We also learn from a data portal developer about how that data portal is being used for regional ocean management.

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