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June 4 roundtable will discuss enhancing climate change planning and adaptive management in marine protected areas

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, June 4 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

Marine Protected Areas are being deployed globally to protect the Earth’s biodiversity in rapidly changing oceans. Nesting climate change considerations within adaptive Marine Protected Area management and monitoring is becoming a more common approach, and climate change is increasingly addressed in Marine Protected Area planning but implementation gaps remain. Kaia Bryce and Karen Hunter will share highlights from their new research evaluating how robustly climate change is incorporated into Marine Protected Area monitoring plans. The adaptive management cycle is a core climate adaptation strategy, but incomplete in many of these cases. Join us to explore their findings, including the role of socio-ecological objectives and local partnerships as avenues to continue to improve Marine Protected Area outcomes in a changing world.

Roundtables occur virtually on the first Tuesday of each month as a way to share emerging science that is shaping Salish Sea ecosystem recovery.

Stop by the happy hour after

Swing by 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom on Tuesday, June 4, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Food is available onsite from Canteen and outside food is also welcome. If you can, consider a carpool!