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Qmarxan is launched

Qmarxan is a plugin for QGIS (free GIS software) that allows users to do all of the GIS work for Marxan analyses easily.

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UCSB Study is First to Measure Value of Marine Spatial Planning

Scientists at National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management Show that Comprehensive Ocean Planning Can Maximize Profit and Minimize Conflict.

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Oregon’s Newly Protected Waters

After pushing for a series of marine reserves and protected areas for over a decade, the Oregon State legislature approved Senate Bill 1510, which proposed three new marine reserves. This decision comes at the end of a long and sometimes tumultuous negotiation between fishermen, conservation groups, and coastal communities.

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Meet our new Marxan trainers!

In December 2011, PacMARA held a Train the Trainers course in Edmonton. We are very excited to put the five new trainers to work teaching Marxan around the world!

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The 10 Commandments for Marxan in Planning

Through discussions about the role of Marxan in a systematic conservation and resource use planning process in Chile in August 2011, ten fundamental good practice guidelines for using a decision-support tool like Marxan have emerged.

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PacMARA’s new Program Manager

Norma Serra-Sogas is PacMARA’s new Program Manager.  To learn more about her visit her profile page.

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Decision Support Tool Guide

The Decision Guide, produced by the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) and PacMARA, is intended to assist practitioners in selecting appropriate decision support tools (DSTs) that can help them conduct marine spatial planning in their own jurisdictions.

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PacMARA Merchandise for SALE!

Looking for holiday presents? Welcome to PacMARA’s new online store!
http://www.cafepress.ca/pacmara

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New tools available to help beginning Marxan users

Are you looking for a tool to streamline Marxan analyses?
David Tellier from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has developed scripts to reduce GIS technical difficulties and improve efficiency of data loading for Marxan projects!

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Marine EBM Implementation Workshop Funded by SSHRC

PacMARA and UBC have received a SSHRC grant to hold a workshop on Marine EBM Implementation on 9-10 May 2011 at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, BC! This workshop will take a step past the Sidney Consensus towards creating a strategy roadmap to operationalize EBM in BC.

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