6670 Ocean Health Index as a Tool for Policy and Management: Are We Feeling Better?

Saturday, February 18, 2012: 4:00 PM
Room 118 (VCC West Building)
Andrew Rosenberg , Conservation International, Arlington, VA
Historically, we have evaluated ocean health through the lens of a single use (e.g., fisheries) or a single stressor (e.g., coastal pollution). The Ocean Health Index is the first attempt to comprehensively evaluate the full set of benefits, uses, and stressors of oceans. I will describe how to use the Index as a diagnostic tool to set policy goals, design and implement regional planning, prioritize data collection, and develop monitoring plans in diverse settings.
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