MEAM and MPA News Webinars

Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) and MPA News are bi-monthly information services about marine EBM and MPAs.  They serves the global resource management community with news, views, analysis, and tips gathered from experts around the world.  Read past MEAM and MPA News issues.  The EBM Tools Network co-hosts webinars with MEAM and MPA News on critical topics.  Read transcripts and download recordings of past webinars and register for upcoming webinars below.

Past Webinars

 

Past Webinars

Managing Ecosystems, Managing Fisheries: How do EBM and EBFM Relate? (March 16, 2009)

Marine Ecosystems and Management and the EBM Tools Network co-hosted a webinar on March 16, 2009 to discuss how EBM and EBFM relate.   The event featured brief presentations by the speakers followed by questions from the audience.  Speakers included:

  • Jake Rice, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Kevern Cochrane, UN Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Dave Fluharty, NOAA Science Advisory Board

A recording of the webinar and individual presentations can be downloaded here.  [The recording is a .wmv file [85 MB; ~90 min] that includes full audio of the presentations and discussion as well as the presenters' slides.  The individual presentations are available if you are unable to download the recording.  If you are unable to download the recording and would like to receive a CD of it, please contact us and let us know your full mailing address.]

To read a transcript of the webinar, click here.

View resources mentioned during the webinar here

Lessons from MPA Networking Programs (August 27/28, 2009)

MPA News and the EBM Tools Network co-hosted a webinar on August 27/28, 2009 to explore lessons learned from MPA networking programs in West Hawai`i and in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  The event featured brief presentations by the speakers followed by questions from the audience.  Speakers included:

  • Brian Tissot, Washington State University
  • Jon Day, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

A recording of the webinar and individual presentations can be downloaded here.  [The recording is a .wmv file [90 MB; ~90 min] that includes full audio of the presentations and discussion as well as the presenters' slides.  The individual presentations are available if you are unable to download the recording.  If you are unable to download the recording and would like to receive a CD of it, please contact us and let us know your full mailing address.]

To read a transcript of the webinar, click here.  

More Lessons from MPA Networking Programs (October 19, 2009)

MPA News and the EBM Tools Network co-hosted a live Web-based seminar ("webinar") on 19 October 2009 to explore lessons learned from MPA networking programs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (U.S.) and in rocky reef MPAs in the Mediterranean. 

Speakers included:

  • Billy Causey of the U.S. National Marine Sanctuary Program
  • Joachim Claudet of the University of Salento in Italy

A recording of the webinar and individual presentations can be downloaded here.  [The recording is a .wmv file [81.6 MB; ~90 min] that includes full audio of the presentations and discussion as well as the presenters' slides.  If you are unable to download the recording and would like to receive a CD of it, please contact us and let us know your full mailing address.]  

To read a transcript of the webinar, click here

Marine Spatial Planning (November 17,2009)

MPA News and the EBM Tools Network co-hosted a live Web-based seminar ("webinar") on 17 November 2009 to explore marine spatial planning.  Speakers included:

  • Charles (Bud) Ehler, President of Ocean Visions and is a consultant to UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic  Commission as well as the Man the Biosphere Programme
  • Fanny Douvere, Coordinator of the Marine Programme of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

They are co-authors of the new guidebook "Marine Spatial Planning: A Step-by-Step Approach toward Ecosystem-Based Management".

A recording of the webinar and individual presentations can be downloaded here.  [The recording is a .wmv file [81.6 MB; ~90 min] that includes full audio of the presentations and discussion as well as the presenters' slides.  If you are unable to download the recording and would like to receive a CD of it, please contact us and let us know your full mailing address.]

To read a transcript of the webinar, click here.

Strategies and Technologies for Developing High Seas MPAs (December 16, 2009)

MPA News and the EBM Tools Network co-hosted a live global webinar to explore new strategies and technologies for identifying significant areas in the open ocean and deep sea. The purpose of these strategies and technologies is ultimately to help develop representative networks of MPAs on the high seas.  Speaker included:

  • Kristina Gjerde, Acting Coordinator, Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative
  • Jeff Ardron, Director, High Seas Program, Marine Conservation Biology Institute
  • Pat Halpin and Daniel Dunn, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University

A recording of the webinar and individual presentations can be downloaded here.  [The recording is a .wmv file [95 MB; ~90 min] that includes full audio of the presentations and discussion as well as the presenters' slides.  If you are unable to download the recording and would like to receive a CD of it, please contact us and let us know your full mailing address.]

To read a transcript of the webinar, click here.

Presentation by the West Coast EBM Network: Real Steps towards EBM along the West Coast of the U.S. (January 13, 2011)

The West Coast EBM Network is a partnership of community-based initiatives on the U.S. West Coast focused on proactive management of local coastal ecosystems.  In this webinar, the network coordinator and representatives from initiatives in the Network discussed members’ efforts at real-world implementation of EBM and highlight common real-world steps for achieving EBM in local settings with a range of coastal issues and management priorities.  Network representatives also discussed the Network’s new guide, Community-Based Management of Coastal Ecosystems, which summarizes the work of the Network, its members, and distinct steps towards community-supported EBM.  Learn more about the network and read the new guide at www.westcoastebm.org.

Download the recording of the presentation [Windows Media .wmv format].  If you have problems downloading the file from this site, please try this alternate link.  If you are unable to download the recording, please contact us.

Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris: Anticipating and Mitigating Its Impacts on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (December 12, 2011)

The earthquake and tsunami that destroyed parts of eastern Japan in March 2011 and killed more than 15,000 people also washed vast amounts of debris into the Pacific Ocean. The buoyant portion of that debris is making its way across the ocean. Based on models, first landfall of the debris could occur in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - designated as Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, one of the largest MPAs in the world - as early as January/February 2012. This webinar explored how NOAA, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Hawaii, and the Digital Ocean Collaborative on Marine Debris are planning for the potential arrival of Japanese tsunami marine debris in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in early 2012.   The webinar was co-hosted by MPA News, MarineDebris.Info, the EBM Tools Network, and Blue Ocean Sciences.

Panelists included:

  • Carey Morishige, Pacific Islands Regional Coordinator, NOAA Marine Debris Program
  • Ray Born, US Fish and Wildlife Service Permits Manager, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
  • David Swatland, NOAA Deputy Superintendent, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
  • Scott Godwin, NOAA Resource Protection Specialist, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
  • Andrea Neal, President, Blue Ocean Sciences; and Administrator, Digital Ocean Collaborative on Marine Debris
  • Julia Parish, Field Project Support Assistant and Field Camp Leader, Kure Atoll State Wildlife Refuge

Download the recording of the presentation [Windows Media .wmv format].  If you have problems downloading the file from this site, please try this alternate link. If you are unable to download the recording, please contact us.