Tag Archives: central coast

Focusing In: California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

June 26th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> When the picture of a black rockfish appeared onscreen, a large number of ears in the room perked up. Then a few eyebrows raised and you could almost see the mental cogs turning. Accompanying the picture was a chart depicting the sizes of the black rockfish […]

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 […]