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

A Robot Visits the Deep Offshore Waters of the North Coast MPAs — Part II: Point Saint George Offshore SMCA

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> It was a cold and foggy morning just off ...

2015 Marine Life Survey of ‘Yukon’ Destroyer Planned

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sometime in late 2015, Ocean Sanctuaries ...

UPDATE: The BLUE: A $10,000 Ocean Conservation Fellowship Grant

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> UPDATE: We've had an amazing turn out for

Ocean Sanctuaries to Feature Terra Mar’s Ocean News Feed ‘The Daily Catch’

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

New report on citizen science and ocean resource management in California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A new report presents findings and ...

Citizen Science: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In the bad old days of ivory tower ...

San Diego’s Newest Non-profit Aims at Ocean Conservation and Citizen Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> June 6, 2014Long-time San Diego ...

Ocean Sanctuaries Launches National Geographic’s Latest Citizen Science Tool

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> July 12:San Diego’s Ocean Sanctuaries has

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.