The MPA Center, EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe), MPA News and OpenChannels sponsor a monthly webinar series focused on building and strengthening MPA networks. Miss a recent webinar? See the archive.
Watch this site for additional information on upcoming MPA Center Webinars.
Unmanned Systems (UxS): Transforming How We Study and Manage the Marine Environment
Date: Thursday, July 12, 1:00 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC
Speakers: John McDonough, Senior Program Advisor, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Unmanned Systems (UxS) are transforming how we study and manage the marine environment. This presentation will provide an overview of unmanned aerial systems, unmanned surface vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, buoyancy gliders, and remotely operated vehicles. Emphasis will be placed on their contributions to establishing and managing marine protected areas. Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).
Integrating social network development into MPA management capacity building and institutionalization in the Philippines and Indonesia
Date: Thursday, August 9, 1:00 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC
Speakers: Anne Nelson and Gabrielle Johnson of NOAA
Every MPA site, region, and capacity building program is unique in structure and content, yet all programs need to build trust and community to create a locally-relevant format and framework. To contribute to the ongoing growth of the global social network of marine protected area (MPA) practitioners, the presenters will share observations from the social MPA network building that was part of recent NOAA MPA Center International Capacity Building in the Philippines and Indonesia. These programs deliver technical capacity for effective MPA management and a participatory learning framework for participants to enhance their MPA social network to support long term implementation of gained knowledge and skills. Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).