Initial Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Priorities Released


The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group released an updated Open Ocean Monitoring and Adaptive Management Strategy (PDF, 23 pages). The strategy includes the Trustees’ initial priorities for information needed to help evaluate the outcomes of restoration, assess progress towards  restoration goals, and inform restoration planning and implementation. The Trustees are also hosting a webinar on July 22, 2020 to present the strategy. Registration information is below.

The first version of the strategy was released in May 2019. It is a living document that will be updated as needed over time to reflect changing information needs as restoration efforts evolve.

The Trustees identified information needs after consulting with subject matter experts and stakeholders and reviewing relevant plans and analyses. Then, using criteria described in the Strategy, the Trustees selected three priority areas for our initial focus:

  1. Evaluation of restoration outcomes and progress.
  2. Characteristics of key stressors on open ocean resources.
  3. Assessment of focal open ocean resources and important habitats.

Register for the July 22 Webinar

The Open Ocean Trustees will hold a webinar on July 22, 2020 to provide an overview of the identified monitoring and adaptive management priorities. We’ll also provide an opportunity for questions and answers after the presentation.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join. We recommend doing a GoToWebinar system check before attending.

Please contact by July 7, 2020, if you need special assistance during the webinar due to a hearing or visual impairment.

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