Tundi’s Take: Science in the Service of EBM

By Tundi Agardy, MEAM Contributing Editor (tundiagardy@earthlink.net) Implicit in the EBM construct is the central role of science. By building management from a foundation of solid science, we presume that ecosystems and the resources and services they provide can be...

New US Ocean Policy Calls for Marine Spatial Planning

In July, President Obama signed an executive order establishing a national ocean policy for the US – the country's first comprehensive, integrated policy for stewardship of its oceans and coasts. The policy launches a process of coastal and marine spatial...

Bookshelf: New Books on Ocean Zoning, Marine Spatial Planning

Ocean Zoning: Making Marine Management More Effective By Tundi Agardy. 2010, Earthscan. 208 pp. US $85 at www.earthscan.org Although marine spatial planning has gained favor among marine and coastal planners in recent years, the related practice of ocean zoning has...