Launching Soon: New Online Forum for Ocean Planning

The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management

The team that produces MEAM and MPA News is creating a new website to help ocean planners and managers share knowledge more easily and in more ways, beyond just newsletters. It is scheduled to launch in a preliminary "beta" version in the coming weeks. We will notify you when it goes live. The project is funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Among other features, the website will offer:

  • A robust and searchable library of articles and reports on marine spatial planning, EBM, and marine protected areas
  • Open discussion forums on a range of ocean-planning topics
  • Live chats with experts
  • Tool instructional videos and "office hours" for tool guidance
  • Regular blogs by leaders in the field
  • And more

The website will also be fully integrated with issues of MEAM and MPA News, including the ability for users to comment on each article.

We look forward to continuing to improve our service to you. Thank you for your support.

John B. Davis
Editor, MEAM and MPA News

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