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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Bird’s Eye View: Seabird Monitoring Program Adds to Understanding of Ecosystem Conditions

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Like scores of Californians, Dan ...

Getting the Questions Right: Developing Interview Techniques to Understand Science Needs

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> One of the more encouraging aspects of ...

Myths of Citizen Science: Education and Science Goals are Always a Tradeoff

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> If the goal of citizen science is at ...

Creating Beneficially Mutual Links Between Citizen Science and Ocean and Coastal Resources: Insights from the CERF 2013 workshop

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Last week we kicked off the Coastal and ...

Icky Bugs and Slimy Slugs: Fears in Citizen Science – the Halloween Special

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Picture a kid, first or second grade, ...

Question: What are the best strategies for recruitment and retention in citizen science?

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Throughout many of the conversations we ...

North Coast Partnerships Continue to Hold Promise for the Future

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> It’s no secret that California’s marine ...

An Ocean Action Plan of Cultural Significance’ California Central Coast Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The National Environmental Policy Act of ...

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.