Tag Archives: The Nature Conservancy

Assessing impacts of coral bleaching: NOAA scientists embark on a three-month survey of coral reef ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago

by Drs. Bernardo Vargas-Ángel and Rusty Brainard Today, scientists from the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Program boarded the NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai to begin a 75-day Hawaiian Archipelago Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (HARAMP) research mission. … Continue reading

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BIBA-SEM! Socioeconomic monitoring in Micronesia: Reflections from the facilitators

By Supin Wongbusarakum This fall, I traveled to Guam to participate in an energizing Training-of-Trainers (ToT) workshop—for socioeconomic monitoring training—as one of three facilitators. The workshop brought together nine representatives from five countries[1], in Micronesia and Hawai‘i, and is the … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic Monitoring for The Micronesia Challenge: Measuring Progress in Effective Conservation

By Supin Wongbusarakum The importance of socioeconomic monitoring for coastal management and conservation is becoming increasingly acknowledged around the world. Without understanding the impacts on people and communities that depend on natural resources, the effectiveness of conservation programs can easily … Continue reading

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Seafloor Mapping Mission: Maui

By Kell Bliss On 1 May 2015, four members of the EcoSpatial Information Team (ESI) in the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, of NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, traveled to Maui to begin the first part of a two-part field … Continue reading

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Indonesia engages in an ambitious effort to finalize ecosystem-based fisheries management plans nationwide

By Megan Moews-Asher Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in July 2013 tasked 13 select individuals across its numerous directorates, along with NGO, university, and contracting representatives, with development of a fisheries management plan (known as an “RPP” … Continue reading

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