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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Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Big Creek State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Big Creek State Marine Reserve

As you drive south on Highway 1 from Carmel (or north from San Simeon) on the central California coast, you enter a

California Underwater Parks Day 2016

California Underwater Parks day celebrates marine protected areas in a series of locally organized events across ...

Sixgill Shark Encounter Inside a North Coast MPA

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> While surveying a series of planned ...

Symposium: Citizen Science For Conservation In Southern California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The Aquarium of the Pacific and its ...

MARE Splashes into Ocean Night, Connecting Northern California Community Members to MPA Baseline Monitoring

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Marine Applied Research and Exploration ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point Reyes State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Point Reyes State Marine Reserve

Many recreational activities associated with marine protected areas (MPAs) require a visitor to at least get their ...

An Aerial Tour of Your Marine Protected Areas and More

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As coastal access is rugged and limited ...

Ocean Science Trust Hosting North Central Coast Community Gatherings

Ocean Science Trust Hosting North Central Coast Community Gatherings Join California Ocean Science Trust in an ...

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.