Tag Archives: California Citizen Science Initiative

Workshop Summary Released!

May 14th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> On April 23rd and 24th, representatives from 18 of the Central Coast citizen science groups gathered with marine protected areas and the staff of the Ocean Science Trust. Our objectives for the meeting were to develop guidance for connecting citizen science with MPA monitoring and to […]

Citizen Science in the MPA Monitoring Plan

May 12th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Now that baseline monitoring in the Central Coast is complete, the we are working closely with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Ocean Protection Council to design and implement the next phase of MPA Monitoring. This includes updating the monitoring plan, and conducting a […]

Sorting Structures: How do citizen science program attributes affect a group’s ability to engage with management?

May 9th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “Citizen science comes in all shapes and sizes”. That’s a phrase that has become a mantra within the California Citizen Science Initiative. We’ve documented those shapes and sizes as part of our research, but what does that diversity really mean? During our recent workshop with program […]

LightHawk brings a 1,000-foot view to marine conservation

May 6th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> All of us have probably seen it, that small plane flying low, whizzing by just off the coast. “What a view they are getting” I think to myself whenever I see this. Besides a pretty view, small planes can also be a useful resource for coastal […]

Focusing In: Reef Check California

March 18th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Standing in front of the large kelp forest tank at the Monterey Bay aquarium, volunteer SCUBA divers with the Reef Check program look at the list of species held within like a checklist. “I’ve seen all but one of these” says one. “And sometimes there’s a […]