The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
1 Park Place, Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
"Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area (MPA) Performance" Pursuit meeting
This is a closed meeting for a funded synthesis group of visiting scholars.
This interdisciplinary collaborative research team (CRT) will uncover the links between MPA governance and ecosystem structure, function, and services. They will develop and widely distribute an open-source MPA monitoring database to MPA managers, who often struggle to effectively store, manage, process, and analyze monitoring data, especially in developing countries. Widespread adoption of this database would establish a new standard for increasingly rigorous monitoring of MPAs, empowering MPA managers and fostering adaptive management. Through the synthesis of existing information that links MPA governance, ecosystem services, and human well-being, novel insights will emerge that advance fundamental scientific knowledge and inform local-to-global policy and practice.
To learn more about this project, click here.