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.
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Implications of climate change for managing coastal and marine protected habitats and species
Date: Thursday, October 11, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Speaker: Paul Buckley of the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas)
Climate change is already affecting a wide range of marine and coastal conservation features (habitats, species and communities). Impacts on the quality, composition and presence of these protected features presents challenges to their conservation within protected sites and their wider networks. Here we present findings from recent studies undertaken by the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) on the implications of climate change for protected features and wider marine biodiversity legislation. Case studies on the vulnerability of specific marine conservation features to climate change are presented, and potential management options explored. Broader issues for the implementation of legislation that includes coastal and marine biodiversity are discussed, including mechanisms that exist within these obligations to 'accommodate' impacts of climate change. Finally, wider challenges, and opportunities, for the conservation of marine species, habitats, and communities in a changing climate are explored.
Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).
Unmanned Systems (UxS): Transforming How We Study and Manage the Marine Environment
Date: January 10, 2019 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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).