[vc_row row_type=”full_width” el_class=”justify”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1740″ img_size=”large” el_class=”header_image_border”][vc_custom_heading text=”Research and Monitoring” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”standard” p_top=”25px” el_class=”justify”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Vital to the success of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is biological and ecological research, particularly research that improves our understanding of determining the success of MPA designation. Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) is particularly important as we move away from simply protecting intertidal populations and move towards understanding how these ecosystems function so that we can better understand how to efficiently conserve our coasts. Without experimental research and monitoring, the effectiveness of MPAs could not be studied.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”orange” el_width=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”Research Permits” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fa8322″ custom_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdev.silvercoinmedia.com%2Fresearch%2Fresearch-permits%2F|||” el_class=”ocmpac_button”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”OCMPAC Research” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fa8322″ custom_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdev.silvercoinmedia.com%2Fresearch%2Focmpac-research%2F|||” el_class=”ocmpac_button”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_btn title=”State Monitoring” style=”custom” custom_background=”#fa8322″ custom_text=”#ffffff” shape=”square” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fdev.silvercoinmedia.com%2Fresearch%2Fstate-monitoring%2F|||” el_class=”ocmpac_button”][/vc_column][/vc_row]