“Charting a Course for Sustainable Prosperity” describes the implementation of marine ecosystem-based management (EBM) towards the goals of sustainable economies, human well-being & community resilience, and ecosystem health.
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.
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.
PacMARA convened an enthusiastic group of people from various disciples and backgrounds to develop a marine EBM principles, a logic model, and list of immediate actions that need to be taken to implement ecosystem-based management in Canada’s Pacific Ocean.
The anticipated audience for this workshop report is familiar with the use of Marxan and conservation planning theory, and wishes to explore good practices around employing robust Marxan analysis or incorporating human use and socio-economic data in a Marxan analysis. Those interested in proposed ways to take the uncertainties related to climate change into account in Marxan analysis may also find value in this report.
Bowie Seamount is located 180 kilometres west of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in the northeast Pacific, off the coast of British Columbia. Also known by the Haida as Sgaan Kinghlas, which means “Supernatural Being Looking Outward,” Bowie Seamount is the shallowest known in Canada’s Pacific waters. It rises from a depth of approximately 3,000 […]
The purpose of this project was to identify an appropriate boundary for the Central and North Coast Fisheries and Oceans Canada planning area. Several boundaries have been suggested, and PacMARA was approached by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to evaluate them and make recommendations.
The Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association (PacMARA) is an organization that seeks to develop the use of cross-disciplinary marine science in ecosystem-based decision-making. We take an impartial, non-advocacy approach, to ocean and marine planning, because access to data, good science, and clear results are the heart of sustainable oceans management. Subscribe to our Newsletter