Marine Spatial Planning
Raewyn Peart: Marine jewel can shine once againNew Zealand Herald | 26 Mar 2013
The Auckland Council and the Waikato Regional Council have both given their final approval for the start of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan initiative. The project will span two years.
Marine Newsletter #2 2013 – FebruaryUNEP/GRID-Arendal | 06 Mar 2013
Highlights from the Marine Division at GRID-Arendal for February 2013. Featured Project: Pacific Marine Planning Decision Support Tool. This planning tool will bring together, under a consolidated standard based framework, information necessary for undertaking comprehensive marine planning in the Pacific region.
Democracy 'trashed' in gulf callNew Zealand Herald | 13 Feb 2013
Democracy Action has attacked a decision by Auckland Council on membership of a steering group for the $1.8 million marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf. The proposed plan is supposed to resolve conflict between environmental protection and economic use of the gulf.
Guidelines for an ecosystem approach in marine policyEuropean Commission | 17 Dec 2012
PISCES (Partnerships involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea Ecosystem) has produced a practical guide for implementing the ecosystem approach through marine policy, with a particular focus on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and highlights the need for marine spatial planning
Christine Fletcher: Let's lighten footprint around port (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 14 Dec 2012
It is good to see some perspective being brought to the discussions about the footprint of Auckland's port. Similar scrutiny is needed about how we consider the value and future opportunities of the broader marine area, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Seabird atlas shows 3,000 key ocean conservation hotspotsGuardian Unlimited | 16 Oct 2012
A new atlas of the world's oceans issued on Tuesday shows more than 3,000 sites important to seabirds as part of a drive to improve conservation. The free online atlas could help governments plan, for instance, where to set up wildlife protection areas at sea or where to permit offshore wind turbines or oil and gas exploration, they said.
Tracking fish through a coral reef seascapeEurekAlert | 04 Sep 2012
Juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, later moving as adults onto coral reefs. But the fishes' movements, and the connections between different tropical habitats, are much more complex than previously realized, according to a study published September 3 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings have important implications for management and protection of coral reefs and other marine environments.
Revolutionary software aids coastal planningNew Zealand Herald | 01 Sep 2012
Revolutionary technology developed by a billionaire philanthropist will soon offer New Zealanders a new perspective of our coastline.The online program SeaSketch, tailored for New Zealand by United States researchers, will make designing sites or reserves on our seascape as easy as a few mouse clicks.
NOAA 'E-Learning' Demonstrates Shoreline Mapping for Coastal ManagersNOAA's National Ocean Service | 08 Aug 2012
NOAA's Coastal Services Center and National Geodetic Survey recently teamed up to develop online training ("e-learning") for NOAA's VDatum tool, which translates elevation data between 36 different vertical reference systems. With NOAA's e-learning modules, coastal managers can learn to create datum-based shorelines using VDatum.
MMO announces second English area for marine planningfishupdate.com | 01 Aug 2012
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today (1 August) announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning.
South Coast next marine planning areaWorld Fishing | 01 Aug 2012
The coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon has been announced as the second area in England for marine planning.