The Skimmer & MPA News
Avoiding tipping points for ocean ecosystems
Benefits of "ocean optimism" for marine conservation and management
How the 2016 Great Barrier Reef "obituary" came to be
Is pessimism needed for the radical governance changes the oceans need? Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor for MEAM, explains.
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners for the months of July and August 2017.
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.
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.
The Northeast Ocean Plan was certified by the National Ocean Council in December 2016, and we now catch up with Napoli, who currently leads development of the Northeast Ocean Data portal and the implementation of the Northeast Ocean Plan under the auspices of the Northeast Region Planning Body, about how the portal is being used and next steps.