EBM Tools Webinar: Incorporat​ing Climate Data and Forecastin​g Models into Decision Making for Living Marine Resources, October 30, at 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm GMT

The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools
Network<http://www.ebmtools.org/> is pleased to announce that it will
host a webinar on Incorporating Climate Data and Forecasting Models
into Decision Making for Living Marine Resources by Pat Halpin of Duke
University. This presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 30,
at 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm GMT. A description of the webinar and
information on registering are below.

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Incorporating Climate Data and Forecasting Models into Decision Making
for Living Marine Resources by Pat Halpin of Duke

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A changing climate has been shown to have broad effects on a variety
of living marine resources. Understanding how these changes will
impact future distribution, abundance and resilience of marine species
is important for implementing ocean resource management plans.
However, data on climate rarely are used when forming new regulations,
with barriers to incorporation existing at all levels in the decision
making process. This webinar will be an informational session to
identify and discuss the potential use and possible barriers to
incorporating climate forecasting models into the management of living
marine resources. Interactive participation by all attendees in the
discussion is highly encouraged. In addition, a follow-on survey will
seek input from marine managers and decision makers to more clearly
identify the potential uses and possible barriers to using climate
forecasts in the management of marine species. Outcomes from this
webinar and survey will provide information directly to the NASA
ecological forecasting team and relevant federal agencies. Learn more
at http://mgel.env.duke.edu/projects/climatetools.

Title:

Incorporating Climate Data and Forecasting Models into Decision Making
for Living Marine Resources by Pat Halpin of Duke

Date:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time:

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
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Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Other upcoming EBM Tools Network events below (New events in red):

Thursday, October 10, 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT/5 pm GMT
Webinar on MPAs as Sentinel Sites by Steve Gittings of NOAA. “Sentinel
sites” are areas with the capacity for sustained ocean observations to
track environmental change. Within national marine sanctuaries, these
observations are focused on ecological integrity and early warning
indicators in order to inform decisions by resource managers.
Monitoring data, characterization and applied research efforts are the
backbone of the sentinel site program. The presentation will
illustrate how Sanctuaries are serving as sentinel sites.
Environmental monitoring plays an integral role in management actions
such as response, mitigation, restoration, management plan review,
permitting, enforcement, and education. Sanctuaries are also designing
web capabilities to deliver sentinel site information to managers and
other users. Webinar co-hosted by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA
News, and OpenChannels. Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/705904440.

Tuesday, October 15, 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT/7:30 pm GMT
Webinar on From Alaska to Patagonia: IUCN Red List of the Continental
Ecosystems of the Americas by Pat Comer of NatureServe. In 2008, IUCN
launched a process for establishing an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
that uses quantitative criteria to categorizing ecosystems according
to their risk of rangewide collapse, using a process analogous to the
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The standard for assessing the
status of ecosystems at local, national, regional, and global levels
is currently being refined with the goal of providing an initial
assessment of conservation status of the world’s terrestrial,
freshwater, marine, and subterranean ecosystems by 2025. NatureServe
is contributing to a new continental effort, From Alaska to Patagonia:
IUCN Red List of the Continental Ecosystems of the Americas, which
will provide a demonstration of the approach for continental-scale
applications. This webinar will provide an overview of the IUCN Red
List of Ecosystems standard, the From Alaska to Patagonia initiative,
and NatureServe’s ongoing contributions. We are seeking experts
interested in providing information and peer-review for this pilot
effort between November 2013 and May 2014. Please note: This webinar
will last 1.5 hours. Learn more about the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems
at www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org<http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org>
and the From Alaska to Patagonia initiative at
www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/ongoing-initiatives/alaska-patagonia<http://www.iucnredlistofecosystems.org/about-us/ongoing-initiatives/alaska-patagonia>.
Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/283586705.

Wednesday, October 23, 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT/5 pm GMT
Webinar on a New Global Seafloor Geomorphology Map and the Management
of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction by Peter Harris of Geoscience
Australia and Jonas Rupp of Conservation International. A partnership
effort between Geoscience Australia, GRID- Arendal, and Conservation
International has created a new global map of seafloor geomorphology.
Seafloor geomorphology is useful for ocean management because
different geomorphic features (e.g. submarine canyons, seamounts,
spreading ridges, escarpments, plateaus, trenches etc.) are commonly
associated with particular suites of habitats and biological
communities. These associations are particularly useful in locations
where other data sources on benthic habitats are unavailable, such as
in the ocean territory of developing states and in areas beyond
national jurisdiction (ABNJ). The map will provide a global inventory
of features, which can be used by global, regional, and national
institutions for priority setting to achieve objectives related to
planning, conservation and management measures for marine resources,
biological diversity and ecosystem services. View the map at
http://geoiq.grida.no/maps/1136. Webinar co-hosted by OpenChannels.
Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/573755721.

Wednesday, October 30, 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT/5 pm GMT

Webinar on Incorporating Climate Data and Forecasting Models into the
Decision Making Process for Living Marine Resources by Pat Halpin of
Duke University. A changing climate has been shown to have broad
effects on a variety of living marine resources. Understanding how
these changes will impact future distribution, abundance and
resilience of marine species is important for implementing ocean
resource management plans. However, data on climate rarely are used
when forming new regulations, with barriers to incorporation existing
at all levels in the decision making process. This webinar will be an
informational session to identify and discuss the potential use and
possible barriers to incorporating climate forecasting models into the
management of living marine resources. Interactive participation by
all attendees in the discussion is highly encouraged. In addition, a
follow-on survey will seek input from marine managers and decision
makers to more clearly identify the potential uses and possible
barriers to using climate forecasts in the management of marine
species. Outcomes from this webinar and survey will provide
information directly to the NASA ecological forecasting team and
relevant federal agencies. Learn more at
http://mgel.env.duke.edu/projects/climatetools. Register for the
webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/255917577.

Wednesday, November 6, 1 pm EST/10 am PST/6 pm GMT
Webinar on Apps for Marine Conservation by Jake Levenson and Brad
Winney of Conserve.IO. Understanding changes to animal and plant
species and their environments is crucial to the long-term well-being
of our planet, but current methods for recording and publishing
conservation data are antiquated, proprietary and expensive.
Conserve.IO is deploying mobile, web and crowdsourcing technology to
simplify and scale the collection of conservation data and make that
data more actionable. Conserve.IO founders worked with NOAA's
Stellwagwen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to build Whale Alert. Whale
Alert is the first mobile application to make the process of complying
with regulations intended to protect right whales in the N.E. United
States much easier, and potentially, reduce the number of fatal whale
strikes. Conserve.IO is now working to bring this functionality across
the spectrum of critically endangered species and habitats. Current
app platforms include Spotter and Alert. Spotter uses smart phone GPS
to facilitate geo-data collection and provides a customizable data
driven back-end, cloud-based data collection and synchronization. It
incorporates multiple base-map layers such as bathymetry and imagery
and can incorporate alerts zones. Alert automatically displays GPS
triggered "Do's and Don'ts" by species, seasonal limits and region. It
can integrate multiple layers of maps, satellite imagery and weather
and can be published to over 30,000 boating mobile application users.
This webinar will demonstrate Spotter and Alert as well as discuss
Conserve.IO’s vision for standardizing conservation collection effort,
harnessing crowd-sourcing for scientific research, and taking
innovative new approaches to big data challenges. Learn more at
Conserve.io<http://conserve.io/>. Webinar co-hosted by
OpenChannels.org. Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/273311416.

Thursday, November 14, 1 pm EST/10 am PST/6 pm GMT
Webinar on Impacts of Sea Level Rise on National Parks by Rebecca
Beavers and Courtney Schupp of the US National Park Service. Climate
change and sea level rise will challenge National Park efforts to
protect natural and cultural resources and to provide visitor access
and recreational opportunities. Learn how several national parks are
addressing these challenges: collecting baseline data on
archaeological sites that are vulnerable to rising water levels and
associated changes in biological activity and visitor use;
incorporating barrier island processes into long-term development
plans including visitor facilities; and engaging in a regional
multi-agency effort to restore coastal areas impacted by a major
hurricane. Webinar co-hosted by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA
News, and OpenChannels. Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/846023408.

Tuesday, December 3, 1 pm EST/10 am PST/6 pm GMT
Demonstration of Marinexplore by Rainer Sternfeld and Roberto De
Almeida of Marinexplore. Making sense of the increasing volume of
complex ocean data is a difficult and time-consuming task.
Marinexplore is a “big data platform” to help offshore industry,
marine logistics, scientists, and government organizations reduce data
processing time and make informed decisions faster. Marinexplore
handles all spatial data types; relates data to location, depth, and
time; and allows for visualization and analysis of diverse data types
on a single platform. Learn more at
Marinexplore.org<http://marinexplore.org/>. Webinar co-hosted by
OpenChannels.org. Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/263153193.

Thursday, December 12, 1 pm EST/10 am PST/6 pm GMT
Webinar on Assessing Habitat and Community Sensitivity to Climate
Change Impacts by Jeff Crooks of the Tijuana River National Estuarine
Research Reserve and Dwight Trueblood of NOAA. The National Estuarine
Research Reserves (NERRS) are uniquely positioned across the U.S. to
assess climate change impacts and the sensitivity of representative
coastal habitats to them. The NERRS Climate Sensitivity Study
identified key anthropogenic and climatic stressors affecting each
reserve’s ecological and social landscape and then analyzed the social
and bio-physical sensitivity to these stressors. Presenters will share
key findings from this study, and the Tijuana River Reserve in
California will discuss their collaborative efforts to develop a
vulnerability assessment that informs an Adaptation Strategy to
address sea level rise and riverine flooding. Webinar co-hosted by the
NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and OpenChannels. Register for the
webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/858423992.

Wednesday, January 22, 1 pm EST/10 am PST/6 pm GMT
Webinar on Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Face of Climate Change in
North Carolina and Hawaii by Ken Bagstad of USGS. To correctly value
ecosystem services both today and when considering future climate
change and adaptation strategies, we must properly account for service
supply by ecosystems, demand by people, and service flows from
ecosystems to people. This webinar will present two case studies of
the use of two spatially explicit approaches to providing this
information: a biophysical modeling tool, the Artificial Intelligence
for Ecosystem Services (ARIES) system and a survey-based approach to
map cultural ecosystem services, Social Values for Ecosystem Services
(SolVES). These modeling and valuation tools are being used in
partnership with several Federal agencies to answer questions about
climate change and adaptation in coastal North Carolina and for coral
reefs in Maui. Learn more about ARIES at
www.ariesonline.org<http://www.ariesonline.org> and SolVES at
http://solves.cr.usgs.gov. Webinar co-hosted by OpenChannels.org.
Register for the webinar at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/430384376.