The Monterey MPA Collaborative draws its diverse membership from the rich scientific, academic, nonprofit and agency community centered in Monterey County.
If you are interested in participating in the Monterey Collaborative, please contact the Co-Chairs.
Bilingual MPA Coloring Book
The Monterey MPA Collaborative has developed a bilingual coloring book featuring species likely to benefit from MPAs. The coloring book was printed and distributed at events and other venues where consumptive and non-consumptive users enter the MPA areas. The coloring book is freely available to download in our Project Library.
MPA Outreach Toolkits
With coordination from the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Monterey MPA Collaborative has developed MPA Outreach Toolkits which feature updated area brochures and laminated maps.
MPA Outreach Assessment
The collaborative worked with CSU Monterey Bay students to engage and educate local dive shops on MPAs, surveying them on best approaches for education and establishing a baseline of knowledge regarding MPAs.
Marine Protected Area (MPA) Collaborative Members statewide are field-testing Trident mini-ROVs (remotely operated vehicles or underwater drones) in collaboration with SoFar Ocean, National Geographic and the S.E.E. Initiative. More information about Collaborative expeditions focusing on MPA outreach, compliance, and citizen science projects can be found on our Resources page.
Be sure to follow the Monterey Expeditions below on National Geographic’s digital field journal platform, Open Explorer.
Monterey MPA Collaborative Leadership Team
Monterey MPA Collaborative Co-Chair
MPA Outreach & Education Project Coordinator, CA State Parks
Monterey MPA Collaborative Members
Are you interested in joining the Collaborative? Please reach out to the Co-Chairs.
American Cetacean Society – Monterey Bay Chapter
BLM – California Coastal National Monument
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
California State Parks
California State University Monterey Bay
Center for Ocean Solutions
Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Hopkins Marine Station
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Pacific Grove Museum of National History
Point Lobos Foundation
The Otter Project
This page was last updated 11/25/2019