Mapping Cumulative Impacts of Human Activities on Marine Ecosystems Summary: Given the diversity of human uses and natural resources that converge in coastal waters, the potential independent and cumulative impacts of those uses on marine ecosystems are important to consider during ocean planning. This study was designed to support the development and implementation of the … Authors: Kappel,
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Waves of Change Massachusetts Ocean Management Task Force Report and Recommendations Summary: In recognition of the range of existing and proposed ocean uses in the Commonwealth and the many questions being raised on managing our ocean resources and the uses of them, Governor Mitt Romney and Secretary of Environmental Affairs Ellen Roy Herzfelder announced an Ocean
A Review of Ocean Management and Integrated Resource Management Programs from Around the World Summary: This draft report is one of several prepared under contract to the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership (MOP) to support the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) in its development of the integrated coastal ocean management plan mandated by the
The Sea Around: Conservation Planning in Marine Regions Summary: This chapter provides an overview of marine regional planning with an emphasis on points that would not be obvious in terrsetrial planning efforts. It is primarily concerned with planning in coastal marine or near shore environments. Authors: Beck, M. W. Date: 2003 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Drafting a Conservation Blueprint:
Resolving Mismatches in U.S. Ocean Governance Summary: That the oceans are in serious trouble is no longer news. Fisheries are declining, formerly abundant species are now rare, food webs are altered, and coastal ecosystems are polluted and degraded. Invasive species and diseases are proliferating and the oceans are warming. Authors: Crowder, L. B., Osherenko, G., Young, O.R.,
Marine spatial planning: A step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management Summary: In this guide, they use a clear, straightforward step-by-step approach to show you how you can set up and apply MSP. Most steps are illustrated with relevant examples from the real world. Authors: Ehler, C. and F. Douvere Date: 2009 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: IOC Manual and Guides, No.
Yellowstone Coast Case Study Exercises Summary: This document contains a series of exercises for the Yellowstone Coast Case Study, and is the second of three documents that comprise the 2011 West Coast Forum Case Study materials. The Yellowstone Coast Case Study Exercises should be completed after reviewing the online materials. Authors: Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries
Yellowstone Coast Case Study Scenario and Discussion Document Summary: The Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries Forum) developed the following case study for the September 2011 West Coast Forum on the topic of Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning, and the Role of Regional Fishery Management Councils in Multi-Sector Spatial Planning. Authors: Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries
Yellowstone Coast Case Study Teaching Guide to Exercises Summary: The fictional scenario presented in Yellowstone Coast case study is intended to provide a platform for thought and reflection, rather than lead the reader to specific conclusions. Thus, the teaching guide is not intended to serve as an answer key, rather it provides additional direction and example s.
Stakeholder Participation in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Summary: Beginning in July 2009, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, in collaboration with Dukes Center for Marine Conservation and the Meridian Institute, convened a series of meetings to discuss coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) with a variety of ocean stakeholders. Authors: Gopnik, M., Fieseler, C., and