Global webinar on EBM & EBFM: 16 March 2009 (Note: This has been rescheduled from 23 February)

MEAM and the EBM Tools Network will co-host a live Web-based seminar (or "webinar") on Monday, 16 March 2009, to explore the relationship between ecosystem-based management and ecosystem-based fisheries management. Speakers will include:

  • Jake Rice, Fisheries and Oceans Canada;
  • Kevern Cochrane, UN Food and Agriculture Organization; and
  • David Fluharty, NOAA Science Advisory Board

The webinar will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT (5:30 p.m. GMT) with brief presentations by the speakers and will last for 90 minutes. Webinar participants can use their computer microphone or a telephone conference call for audio for the webinar. Participants will be able to ask questions to the speakers, using either their computer microphone or keyboard. The event will be free of charge to participants.

You may register for the webinar at Upon registering, you will receive instructions on how to join the webinar. After the webinar, a recording of it will be available at If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Carr at

Proposals wanted for EBM working groups

Proposals have been requested for working groups to develop and apply scientific knowledge to ecosystem-based management of coastal and marine ecosystems. The request for proposals is from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), a research center of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Applications are due 2 March 2009, and may come from anywhere in the world. The budget for each working group may not exceed US$100,000.

The request for proposals suggests several topics that applicants may address with their prospective working groups. Among these are methods for analyzing the costs and benefits of management scenarios; methods for estimating the market and non-market value of resources; tools for communicating science to policy-makers and the public; methods to help local managers access and manage data; and more. The request for proposals – including the full list of potential working group topics, proposal guidelines, working group characteristics, background on NCEAS, and a submission form – is at