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Serious games for coastal and marine conservation, management, and adaptation

So-called “serious games” are designed for purposes beyond just entertainment and can be a powerful tool for teaching, engaging stakeholders, conducting research, and evaluating public policy. Look through OCTO’s compilation of serious games for educating stakeholders, professionals, students, and the general public about coastal and marine conservation, management, and adaptation.

Upcoming ocean conservation and management-related conferences

Below is a list of upcoming ocean conservation and management-related conferences. If you have know of additional conferences, please send them to sarah@octogroup.org. 27 Jun – 1 Jul 2022UN Ocean Conference (Lisbon, Portugal) 3-8 Jul 2022International Coral Reef Symposium (Bremen, Germany) 1-5 Aug 2022Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (Hybrid – West Palm Beach, Florida, USA and virtual)…

Resources for guiding MPA climate change adaptation and mitigation

In March-April 2021, OCTO collaborated with the UN Environment Programme, the University of Queensland, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, and other partners to survey marine conservation and management practitioners about tools and learning resources they would recommend for climate change and marine protected areas (MPAs). This compilation provides results from the initial survey as well as MPA Help community members.

Resources for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas

In March-April 2021, OCTO collaborated with the UN Environment Programme, the University of Queensland, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, and other partners to survey marine conservation and management practitioners about tools and learning resources they would recommend for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas (MPAs). This compilation provides results from the initial survey, input from other MPA and finance practitioners, and a “roadmap” to help MPA professionals find resources appropriate to their needs.

Results of a global survey on marine spatial planning and climate change: Interview with Catarina Frazão Santos

“Since marine spatial planning (MSP) operates in a changing ocean, addressing and integrating climate effects is vital,” says Catarina Frazão Santos. “Few marine spatial plans consider climate change properly or explicitly, however. To raise awareness and foster discussion about this important topic at an international level, we (project OCEANPLAN) conducted a global survey from July 2020 to March 2021…”