Upcoming Events


Third Thursday Web Forum: Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries

November 16th: “Intersections between coastal protection and fisheries” with Simeon Yurek, U.S. Geological Survey/South Atlantic LCC Oyster reefs were historically ubiquitous throughout the coastal areas of the southeastern United States, but have declined over recent decades in extent and abundance along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts and elsewhere. Identifying the combinations of factors leading [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

No fish is an island: Update on the South Atlantic marine ecosystem model

Photo by Greg McFall/Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Black seabasses and sponges at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary in Georgia. One really exciting thing we have here in the South Atlantic is a Fishery Management Council that is very passionate about ecosystem-based management. The council is always working to consider all the different [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on No fish is an island: Update on the South Atlantic marine ecosystem model

Third Thursday Web Forum – Integrated marine ecosystem modeling

November 17, 2016: “Understanding marine ecosystem changes in the South Atlantic region using an integrated modeling approach” with Dr. Tom Okey, University of Victoria Marine ecosystem changes in the South Atlantic region are driven by multiple factors including climate and ocean variability, fishing, watershed changes, pollution, habitat changes, etc. They are also influenced by coastal and marine resources policies and strategies. [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Governor’s South Atlantic Alliance Celebration and Transition Meeting

GSAA Celebration and Transition Meeting Please join us to provide your input on the development of a new regional network for ocean and coastal professionals, building on the successes of the Governors' South Atlantic Alliance. A Transition Team of GSAA members has been charged with identifying potential options for transitioning the GSAA to a new model [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Webinar: A methodology for assessing the vulnerability of fish and invertebrates to climate change

Thursday, June 2, 1 pm US EDT A Methodology for Assessing the Vulnerability of Fish and Invertebrates to Climate Change by Wendy Morrison of NOAA. To prepare for and respond to current and future changes in climate and oceans, fisheries managers and scientists need tools to identify what fishery resources may be most vulnerable in [...]

By |June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

New LCC Network map available

The LCC Network has revised its map to better reflect LCC geographic areas. For example, the South Atlantic's boundary 200 nautical miles into the Atlantic Ocean at the end of U.S. waters was not previously reflected. Keep in mind that the little cutaway in Georgia between the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC and the South [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on New LCC Network map available

Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

If you were at the Blueprint 2.0 workshops, you probably remember talking about barriers to action in Blueprint areas. You might also remember pointing out places where the Blueprint priorities made sense to you and other places where they didn't. If you were on an Indicator Revision Team, you probably remember pointing out issues with [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

Due Jan 15: Comments on marine indicators

The Marine Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Marine Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org). Here are the proposed changes to the Marine Indicators: Abundance of gag grouper Index of potential hardbottom [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Due Jan 15: Comments on marine indicators

Indicator revisions: Marine this month

This month the indicator revision process will take on the marine ecosystem. Just like last month, the focus will primarily be on revising or replacing indicators that have clearly failed one of the practical criteria for indicators (They cannot be modeled based on current data and existing projects). As many of you that work in the [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Staff Blog|Comments Off on Indicator revisions: Marine this month

Apps for ocean management and conservation

This article was developed by the EBM Tools Network (www.ebmtools.org) and published on OpenChannels.org. The EBM Tools Network, coordinated by NatureServe, is one of the premier sources of information about coastal and marine planning and management tools in the United States and internationally. OpenChannels fosters a vibrant online community of ocean planners and managers sharing experience, knowledge, and [...]

By |April 7th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Apps for ocean management and conservation