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 1: Mobilization

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> In early September our team of ...

A snapshot of California’s North Central Coast comes into focus

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Summer coastal fog dampens the ground and

Joining the conversation about a healthy ocean in California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> It’s before sunrise but I’m already out ...

Mussel disappearances in Port of Long Beach – CDFW OSPR’s Cal Spill Watch posting

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> See information below posted on our ...

Public Outreach: So What Are MPAs, Anyway?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “So… what is this…” the woman tilted her ...

Perspectives from the OPC-SAT — Part I: Gone with the Wind? What climate-driven changes in wind intensity mean for California’s Ocean Health

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Perspectives from the OPC-SAT blog series

Focusing In: iNaturalist

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “That came from over there? With the old ...

Citizen Science at the International Marine Conservation Congress

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As part of a trio of Ocean Science Trust ...

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.