This webinar originally aired on 14 April 2016.

Advances in technology for ocean exploration are allowing us to reach new depths and previously unknown areas. As we reach these new frontiers, what is the interface between ocean exploration and the MPA community like? And how can state-of-the art ocean exploration support the research and policy decisions surrounding the nation’s system of marine protected areas?

This webinar was presented by Alan Leonardi of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and it was co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, MPA News,, and the EBM Tools Network.