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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Participate in a study of ocean research priorities!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A 15-minute survey to direct scientific ...

Marine Science Today’ Guest Blog: Ocean Sanctuaries’ Citizen Science Programs

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Marine Science Today Guest Blog by ...

Ocean Sancturies’ ‘Sharks of San Diego’ Featured on National Geographic’s ‘Fieldscope’ Page

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Because we are using National ...

Milestone Met – South Coast Baseline Reports Now Available!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We’ve reached an important milestone in ...

Perspectives from the OPC-SAT — Part 4: Launching a New Effort to Ready California’s Fisheries for Climate Change

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We recently held our most recent OPC-SAT ...

Facebook Group ‘Shark Conservation Non-Profits’ Created

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Not to take anyone away from this fine ...

Diving Parks, Saving Sharks

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As an active diver and underwater ...

Feb. 2015 Citizen Science Association Conference Presentation: ‘Identifying Sevengill Sharks with ‘Wildbook’

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> On Feb. 11, 2015, Barbara Lloyd, Founder ...

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.