Ecosystems and Management (MEAM), Vol. 8, No. 1
Dear MEAM subscriber:
The electronic version of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM), Vol. 8, No. 1, is attached as a PDF file and appears below in plain text. If you have trouble viewing the PDF file, it is also available at www.MEAM.net/MEAM38.pdf .
John B. Davis, Editor
MEAM, Vol. 8, No. 1 (October – November 2014)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Payment for ecosystem services: An idea whose time has come for marine resource management?
Tundi’s Take: Payments for ecosystem services should be done in tandem with ocean zoning
New guide and website walk readers through the how-to of evaluating marine spatial plans
Notes & news: MSP survey – Integration in MSP – Fisheries and climate change – Balancing food security and conservation
* OpenChannels.org passes 50,000-user mark in two years *
MEAM’s affiliated website OpenChannels.org, which provides an array of information services on ocean planning and management, has reached a major milestone. Fifty thousand individuals have now used the site in the two years since its launch in August 2012. That figure is five times higher than we anticipated the site would reach. The surprising usage rate is a testament both to the usefulness of OpenChannels and the number of people worldwide who are now engaged in ocean planning and management.
As we mark this milestone, here are some other fun figures on OpenChannels:
Top 5 countries by number of users:
– US (21,443 users)
– United Kingdom (4283)
– Canada (2762)
– Australia (2144)
– India (1014)
Content overview of OpenChannels:
– 3187 literature items, 860 news items, 112 blog posts, 57 archived webinars, 16 ‘Office Hour’ chat events, 214 videos, 806 Twitter followers, and 1010 subscribers to the OpenChannels Weekly Update
Most popular live event on OpenChannels:
– Callum Roberts/Ray Hilborn debate on large no-take areas (October 2013): 3828 unique viewers
If you haven’t already visited OpenChannels, come join us: www.openchannels.org. We’re excited to serve the next 50 thousand users.
John B. Davis
MEAM Editor / OpenChannels Supervisor
OpenChannels is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.