Tag: marine spatial planning

Are You an Ocean Stakeholder?

Written by | December 21st, 2010

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Jay Odell has five reasons new ocean research and policy could have a major impact on your life. Of course, it’s only true if you like to breathe.

Cool Green Budget: What’s Good for Nature in FY2011

Written by | February 24th, 2010

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President Obama’s proposed federal budget has some very good things for nature — and people who depend on nature, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.

Putting Conservation Pieces Back Together: The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Written by | October 9th, 2009

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I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]

A Sea Change We Can Believe In

Written by | June 16th, 2009

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On December 21, 2008, President Obama said, “Science holds the key to our survival as a planet.” And then he backed that up by appointing Jane Lubchenco to head up NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Lubchenco is one of the most distinguished marine ecologists of this century, and I’m thrilled to see her take […]

A Sea Change for Ocean Management?

Written by | May 4th, 2009

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The Washington Post today has an interesting story (registration required) about how the Earth’s oceans are getting crowded with competition for use — and how more and more ocean experts are pushing ocean zoning as the answer. But even though such zoning (which experts call by the unlovely name “marine spatial planning”) has high-level support […]

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