Dear MEAM subscribers,

A number of you have asked for a PDF (Portable Document Format) version of MEAM for downloading and printing. Although we are no longer able to support the fully formatted eight-page version, a PDF version of each issue of MEAM is still available. The link to this PDF will be at the bottom of every monthly e-mail. This month’s PDF can be downloaded at

And a new e-mail discussion group – the Ocean Planning Community listserv – has been launched for ocean planners worldwide. It will help practitioners share experience and good practices with one another: what worked, what didn’t, what you have learned. The listserv is hosted by and co-produced by the University of Rhode Island, The Nature Conservancy, TNC Canada, Sound Seas, and MARE. You can subscribe at and post to the list at once you are subscribed.

Finally, we wanted to let you know that MEAM will do a combined December-January issue every year, so the next issue will hit your inboxes in early February 2016.

Until then, a very joyous new year to everyone!

Sarah Carr

MEAM Editor