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

Welcome to the newest version of OceanSpaces!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Welcome, everyone, to the next step in ...

Workshop Summary Released!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> On April 23rd and 24th, representatives ...

Citizen Science in the MPA Monitoring Plan

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Now that baseline monitoring in the ...

Sorting Structures: How do citizen science program attributes affect a group’s ability to engage with management?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> “Citizen science comes in all shapes and ...

LightHawk brings a 1,000-foot view to marine conservation

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> All of us have probably seen it, that ...

When Work is a Day at the Beach: Monitoring Gives First In-Depth Look at North Central Coast’s Sandy Beaches

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Karina Nielsen loves going to the beach ...

Life in the Boundary: A Sea Grant Fellow’s Perspective to Science Integration

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post originally appears in ...

Focusing In: Reef Check California

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Standing in front of the large kelp ...

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.