News & Events

March 28, 2013

Americans are fatalistic when it comes to climate change, recognising the dangers but unwilling to pay for sea walls or relocate coastal communities, new research released on Thursday found. 

March 28, 2013

The Center for Ocean Solutions with Stanford Woods Institute released an important new survey of American attitudes toward preparing for climate change, finding that the overwhelming majority of Americans want to prepare in order to minimize the damage likely to be caused by the global warming-induced sea-level rise and storms. 

March 20, 2013

Working group lead Barb Block explains how she'd like to enlist the help of the public to track threatened marine life being monitored by the TOPP program.

March 11, 2013

In California, after two unsuccessful attempts, statewide planning of a network of marine protected areas (MPA) was achieved through the California Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. This paper examines the conditions that enabled the MLPA Initiative to avoid shortcomings of similar planning processes, with implications for broader national policy on coastal and marine spatial planning in the United States.

March 11, 2013

To plan and implement a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters as mandated by the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), California set up a public–private partnership called the MLPA Initiative. This paper examines some key lessons about implementing policy through a public planning process. 

March 11, 2013

When the California State Legislature found implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) was falling far short of its potential to protect and conserve the marine environment, it set up the MLPA Intiative. This paper analyzes how recommendations developed through the MLPA Initiative supported regulatory decisions by the California Fish and Game Commission to greatly expand the network of marine protected areas to 124, covering 16 percent of state waters outside of San Francisco Bay.

February 18, 2013

Barb Block explains biologging which is revolutionizing how we understand sea creatures' "function, population structure, fisheries maangement and species' physiological and eveolutionary constraints."  

February 18, 2013

At AAAS 2013, Barb Block explains the latest in biologging technology and the benefits to scientists seeking to track animal movements.

February 15, 2013

Four graduate students from the University of Hawaii, Manoa were awarded scholarships to particapate in COS's recent Ocean Leadership Practicum.

January 29, 2013

Steve Palumbi lays out the facts pertaining to seafood labeling, fact and fiction, with an explanation of his DNA research and field work.