One of the biggest technical challenges the partnership faces is how to create decision-support tools for the LCC that integrate the various objectives of different partners. Sustaining natural and cultural resources sounds great on a mission statement but how we get that done is where the fun begins. That’s why I’m particularly excited about the Optimal Conservation Strategy (OCS) Project. This project is designed to provide a technical framework to help guide strategic decisions for sustaining natural and cultural resources across the entire South Atlantic LCC. There’s more information on the project available here: http://www.southatlanticlcc.org/page/optimal-conservation-strategy