Publicado por: pongpesca | 2012/11/05

New webinars on MPA capacity building, communication, and monitoring

“The EBM Tools Network is excited to announce that we are teaming up with NOAA’s National Marine Protected Areas CenterMPA News, and on a series of webinars to promote promising and proven methods for Marine Protected Area capacity building, communication, and monitoring. Information on the webinars and links to register are below.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1 pm EST/10 am US PST/6 pm GMT

Building the Capacity of MPA Programs Around the Globe

Presenter: Anne Walton, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries’ MPA Management Capacity Building Program works with 22 countries around the world on a wide range of topics including climate change adaptation, marine spatial planning, managing tourism, MPAs and fisheries, and other topics. What can their experiences in other countries teach US MPA managers?

To register, visit

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 1 pm EST/10 am US PST/6 pm GMT

Can You Hear Me Now? Research and Tools on Ocean Communication

Presenter: Bill Mott, Director and Wei Ying Wong, Communications Project Director, The Ocean Project

The Ocean Project conducts cutting edge market research and analysis to help inform outreach and education on ocean issues. Find out what people really think about ocean issues, and how to target your outreach messages.

To register, visit

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 1 pm EST/10 am US PST/6 pm GMT

How Are We Doing? Taking the Pulse of California’s Oceans

Presenter: Dr. Liz Whiteman, MPA Monitoring Enterprise, California Ocean Science Trust

Monitoring California’s statewide network of MPAs will produce an unprecedented body of data that will be useful not only to assess the performance of MPAs, but also to measure the health of the ocean ecosystems and inform management decisions. Find out about the new framework developed to guide a partnerships-based monitoring program and a new online community platform – OceanSpaces – for sharing monitoring data and results.

To register, visit

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 1 pm EST/10 am US PST/6 pm GMT

Thank You Ocean! Building Common Outreach Messages and Strategies through the California Ocean Communicators Alliance

Presenter: Sarah Marquis, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Federal and state marine and coastal programs in California are working together to spread the word about the value of healthy oceans through Thank You Ocean, a series of public service announcements, podcasts and other tools that are reaching a broad and diverse audiences. Learn how stronger communications networking can increase your MPA program’s impact.

To register, visit

Webinar participants can use their computer speakers/microphone OR a telephone conference call for audio for the presentations. The webinars will be enabled an hour prior to the start of each webinar to allow users to test their systems. If you have any other questions about the webinars, please contact me at To sign up for announcements of future EBM tool presentations or demonstrations, sign up for EBM Tools Network updates at”

Fonte: EBM tools network

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