Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

MPA Collaborative Network COVID-19 Response

The health and wellbeing of all MPA Collaborative Network members and partners is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, following CDC recommendations of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Collaborative Network events will primarily be held using virtual video conference technology.

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New and Noteworthy

Introducing the North Coast Snapshot Series!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are excited to announce the first ...

What it takes to become a Global Ocean Refuge

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Banner photo credit: Brian SkerryAn ...

Newly Launched! North Coast Monitoring Survey: Help share your work!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The North Coast Monitoring Survey is now ...

Happening Now! 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress

The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, is being held in La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, ...

Call for West Coast Fisheries Scientist Nominations: Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) ...

Now available: “The Science of Climate Adaptation in California” OPC-SAT Workshop Proceedings, May 23, 2017

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are pleased to share with you the ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Elkhorn Slough

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Elkhorn Slough

California estuaries, with their tidal flats, coastal marsh, eelgrass and brackish water are special places where ...

Sharing results from Marine Protected Area monitoring on the North Coast

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Humboldt State University's Marine and ...

What is the MPA Collaborative Network?

We are a network of…

600+ members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives

…working together to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas (MPAs)

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.