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3rd MSP Special Paper Session – 43rd Annual Meeting PSG

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) continues to be used to analyse existing and future human activities in the ocean and allocate space for multiple objectives – ecological, economic and socio-cultural.  MSP is a public process specified through a political process, with

MaPP Marine Plans Available On-line

MaPP sub-regional and regional plans were completed in April 2015.  For a copy of the plans, please visit the MaPP website. 

Reward for Information! Dead and missing albatross at Kaena Point, Hawaii

Pacific Rim Conservation is offering a $10,000 reward to whomever has information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible for killing 3, and possibly 15 adult albatrosses and smashing 15 eggs at Kaena Point earlier this week. This happened

3rd MSP Session at PSG in Feb 2016

David Pereksta (BOEM) and Jo Smith (TNC Canada) will be co-chairing the 3rd Marine Spatial Planning Session in Feb 2016 at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 43rd Annual Meeting.  Invited and contributed papers will be featuring new science, tools, and techniques

MSP listserv for Ocean Planners!

Join Open Channels and found members for the first community listserv for ocean planners. The listserv is designed to help members discuss marine spatial planning projects, share ideas and solve problems, and develop new tools or techniques to inform MSP

Marine Planning Partnership Public Review

Public review period open for sub-regional plans. Visit the MaPP website for more details. Use the MaPP SeaSketch marine planning portal to view marine plans, 250+ data layers, and submit comments.

Salish Sea Conference 2014

The Marine Planning Partnership for the North Pacific Coast was well represented at the Salish Sea Conference 2014. Zoning, marine protected areas, marine protected area networks and EBM indicators were presented and discussed.

Cape Sable, NS (photo: Jo Smith)

Coastal Zone Canada 2014

Coastal Zone Canada 2014 conference in Halifax – a great place to meet marine colleagues and discuss innovative research and policy for coastal and marine planning.

Northern Fulmar (photo: Peter Hodum)

Marine Spatial Planning 2013

A special paper session “Seabirds and Marine Spatial Planning” is this Friday 22 Feb from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Hilton Downtown in the Broadway ballroom.

Internship on Haida Gwaii 2013

Apply for 6-week internships on East Limestone Island, Haida Gwaii!

Cumulative Effects Proceedings

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre has published the proceedings of its “Adding It All Up” conference, Nov 2012. Check out their website for information.

Pacific Seabird Group meeting

All-day session on Seabirds and Marine Spatial Planning! Hear great talks on US, Canadian and North Sea policy, Important Bird Areas, resolving spatial conflicts, new tools to characterise seabird distributions, seabird indicators, and more. Session is 22 Feb 2013 in Portland OR. See Pacific Seabird Group website.