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

Tracking Ocean Acidification down the West Coast

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post first appeared March 17, 2014 ...

A New Porthole to the Oceans

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post first appeared January 27, 2014

Getting Serious About the Ocean’s Invisible Threat

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post first appeared February 4, 2014

What is a ‘boundary organization’ and why should you care? — Part 1

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post is the first of a two-part ...

What is a ‘boundary organization’ and why should you care? — Part 2

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This post is the second of a two-part ...

Focusing In: Long Term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This is the first in a series of longer ...

Focusing In: Program Profiles of Central Coast Citizen Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> We’ve reached a turning point in our ...

North Coast MPA Baseline Program Launches!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Scientists, fishermen, tribal ...

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.