OceanSpaces is the online community that tracks the health of California's oceans
Goin’ Fishin’: Scientists, Anglers and Charter Boat Captains Team Up
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Putting marine protected areas to work for healthy, resilient and productive oceans.
Find out more about new science collaborations addressing state priorities
Reflecting on one year of OceanSpaces and planning for the future.
Welcome, everyone, to the next step in the evolution of OceanSpaces
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In California, maintaining healthy coasts and oceans is critical to our state's environmental and economic security, and integral to our high quality of life and culture.
MPA monitoring is an inspiring story of how we pull together as a human network to establish California as the global leader in coupling ocean health management with groundbreaking science.
We now have teams of citizen scientists in the region who can continue monitoring, building capacity is an essential element of creating a sustainable monitoring program.
We created a new snapshot of kelp forests in the region, and a network of researchers, students, and citizens who are mobilized to track this ecosystem into the future.