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

Mixing it up at the first ever Citizen Science Association Conference

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> My favorite thing about conferences is ...

Where research meets protection

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Here is an article on our project aboard ...

Channel Islands MPAs – a decade of change on rocky reefs

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In 2003, a network of MPAs was ...

Bust the Bead- Banning Microplastics in Beauty Products

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Microplastics are tiny plastic beads that

3D Scanning of Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems in the North Coast’s MPAs – Part 1: Spatial Imaging Technology

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Location Location Location!Before I ...

Perspectives from the OPC-SAT — Part 3: Our Upcoming Workshop

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We will be holding our upcoming OPC-SAT ...

Update on Sea Star Wasting Disease

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sea star wasting syndrome (SSWS) is a ...

v.2.0 of Shark Observer App for Androids Available for Free Download

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Ocean Sanctuaries is pleased to announce ...

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.