Tag Archives: adaptive management

Tracking Ocean Acidification down the West Coast

March 17th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post first appeared March 17, 2014 in the West Coast Governors’ Alliance on Ocean Health, The Collaborative Voice of the West Coast Sea Grant Fellows As a Californian, I had only heard snippets about ocean acidification (OA) before I started my Sea Grant Fellowship. Unlike […]

Getting Serious About the Ocean’s Invisible Threat

February 26th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post first appeared February 4, 2014 in The California Majority Report. Liz Whiteman Many factors influence the health of the ocean, but one making waves of late is ocean acidification. It is human nature to fear what we do not adequately understand, and there are […]

Goin’ Fishin’: Scientists, Anglers and Charter Boat Captains are Teaming Up on Collaborative Fisheries Research Project

January 24th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Due to a long history of perceived competing interests, recreational fishermen, academics, scientists and charter boat captains aren’t necessarily known for working well together. So how do you get such a diverse – and at times contentious – group to collaborate on a fisheries research project? […]

One Year of OceanSpaces!

November 25th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> November marks the first anniversary of the online community – and our community is the heart of OceanSpaces.  In our first year, we’ve grown to 600+ members, who are broadly engaged across the platform: downloading data; sharing monitoring results; writing blogs and more.  The interactive e-book, […]

Getting the Questions Right: Developing Interview Techniques to Understand Science Needs

November 22nd, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> One of the more encouraging aspects of working in the boundary between science and decision making is hearing scientists increasingly express the desire for their research to more effectively inform policy and management. However, for many the boundary appears difficult to navigate. In an approach we […]