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Applying Spatial and Temporal Intelligence to Marine Spatial Planning

How PacMARA helps to create innovative methods for the use of planning tools: An interview with Henry Kucera of the Board of the Directors.

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PacMARA in Europe: Our President Sets Up Base in Germany

As some of you may already know, I have moved again, back to Germany. So, why would I leave the lovely warm inviting climate of Washington DC to go to a winter that is not unlike Ontario’s? Hmmm…. I ask myself the same question almost daily. (At least they speak English in Ontario!) Foremost, of […]

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Not all that counts can be counted…

As promised in my previous blog, below my rant is a sampling of the latest marine and aquatic science program and job cuts.

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Now is the time to value marine science, not destroy it!

The targeted destruction of Canada’s Pacific federal science programs has left the entire natural science community shell shocked.

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Harry Swain, PacMARA Advisory Board member, talks about Kitimat oil pipeline

In his article, Mr Swain says “On the environmental side, the media coverage has been almost entirely about the risks of the pipeline itself. Leaks or bursts could seriously damage any of the 600-odd streams it must cross, many of which are key parts of salmon ecosystems”.

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Can Protecting Sharks Help Marine Conservation Planning?

Shark finning is a serious problem as it is decimating shark populations around the world. However, the efforts of various non-profits, politicians and governments, and many individuals to ban shark finning have been successful in cities across North America and the efforts are currently spilling over into Europe.

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The Problem of Plastic in the Ocean

Marine debris is a pervasive problem that is finally receiving some of the attention that it needs through recent research projects. The next logical step is to devise economically and politically practical solutions to curb plastic input to the ocean.

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Concurrent and overlapping events, decisions & issues. Disjointed and disconnected responses?

There is so much happening in BC’s oceans these days it is hard to keep tabs on it all.

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Learning from the BP Oil Spill

It’s hard to think about anything but the BP oil spill on this year’s World Ocean Day.

As hundreds of thousands of litres of oil gush into our global ocean from the offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, today of all days, we need to think about the health of our oceans.

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Marine Planning and Management across Time and Space

I spend a lot of time thinking about marine planning and management. And as we all know, one of the best ways to learn is to look at the past. So this thought has reminded me of a study I did a few years ago in Istanbul, Turkey – a review of planning and managing […]

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