Tag Archives: spatial planning

Stakeholder-driven ocean management

Creating A Blueprint For Our Coast How can multiple, competing uses co-exist compatibly? What’s often missing from planning is science-based information that evaluates the compatibility of conflicting uses and environmental impacts. New tools are available to help analyze current and … Continue reading

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Ocean Frontiers – A New Era in Ocean Stewardship

Ocean Frontiers. “Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship”, a documentary about marine spatial planning, was just premiered at the Living on the Edge Coastal Communities Conference. The documentary showcases the processes and successes realized by … Continue reading

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Do we need sealife corridors?

The results of an unprecedented decade-long tracking study of marine life, the Census of Marine Life Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) project, suggests that the California Current is a major hotspot for large marine predators.  The California Current, which flows … Continue reading

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Possible erosion fix in the works | CapeCodOnline.com

Possible erosion fix in the works | CapeCodOnline.com. Cape officials are looking for help for their rapidly disappearing beaches from the very source of the problem — the ocean. At a meeting earlier this week, officials from across the Cape … Continue reading

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Report from Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop

Woods Hole Group coastal geologist Leslie Fields attended a recent NOAA Coastal Services Center workshop on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, and reports back on the proceedings: NOAA’s Coastal Services Center recently held a focus workshop for the Multi-Purpose Marine … Continue reading

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Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) recently released an informative article on a new integrative ecosystem-based approach to coastal and marine management that is getting traction throughout the country: spatial planning. ASBPA: Planning for better coastal balance. Coastal … Continue reading

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