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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Goin’ Fishin’: Scientists, Anglers and Charter Boat Captains are Teaming Up on Collaborative Fisheries Research Project

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Due to a long history of perceived ...

Good Science and Bad Science in Democratized Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A common complaint about the increasing ...

The Elders of Citizen Science

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Depending on the strain of citizen ...

Myths of Citizen Science: Participation is Empowering

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> While the goal of many citizen science ...

Building Bridges between Citizens and Science at the National Estuarine Research Reserve

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> A few weeks ago, in preparation for a ...

Research Update: Citizen Science Capacity in California’s Central Coast

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Through the California Citizen Science ...

One Year of OceanSpaces!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> November marks the first anniversary of ...

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 ...

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.