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

Perspectives from the OPC-SAT — Part 2: Applying Scientific Thinking to Decision-Making

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This blog series is dedicated to giving a

Giving Thanks for Sharks and a Healthy Ocean

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> With Thanksgiving near, I’m not thinking ...

My Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre Part II: Data collection and sailing at a 45 degree tilt

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In this second piece of my experience ...

New Blog Series: Perspectives from the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As Program Manager at Ocean Science ...

Join Us for 10 Days of MPAs – Highlighting Science from California’s Coast and Ocean — Starting December 8

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This week we're kicking off a big ...

Mendocino Headlands and Frolic Cove Survey’s

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> I stood on the “landing pad” at the ...

My Journey to the North Atlantic Gyre: a scientist’s witness of plastic pollution

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The 5Gyres Institute is on a mission to ...

Moss Landing Shark Researcher Requesting Hammerhead Shark Data

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We are posting this to assist Victoria ...

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.