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- Project Reports
- OPC-SAT Products & Documents
- Media Coverage
- Staff Publications
- Staff Presentations
- Other Relevant Reports
- Live Saltwater Bait and the Introduction of Non-native Species into California
- Live Marine Seafood and the Introduction of Non-native Species into California
- An Analysis of Aquaculture as a Vector for Introduced Marine and Estuarine Species in California
- A Vector Analysis of the Aquarium and Aquascape ('Ornamental Species') Trades in California
- Recreational Vessels as Vectors for Non-native Marine Species in California
- The Role of Fishing Vessels as Vectors for Marine and Estuarine Species in California
- Plastic Debris in the California Marine Ecosystem: A Summary of Current Research, Solution Efforts and Data Gaps
- Highlights from the report "Plastic Debris in the California Marine Ecosystem"
- Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning Report (with hyperlinked appendices)
- Full Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning Report (with appendices)
- Executive Summary for Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning Report
- Clarification Regarding Transfer of Ownership to the Federal Reefing Program
Aquatic Invasive Species Vector Risk Assessments
Report on Plastic Marine Debris:
Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning Study:
- Scientific Guidance to the Sea-Level Rise Task Force of the Coast and Ocean Climate Action Team
Research Priority Descriptions to Inform the 2011 Sea Grant Call for
Climate Change Sustainable Fisheries Land/Sea Interactions Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Emerging and Industrial Uses
- OPC-SAT Position Statement on Climate Change
- OPC-SAT Consensus Statment on Ocean Observing
- "Fred Keeley: The State of Our Coast -- Checking in on the Central Coast Marine Protected Areas" - Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 13, 2013
- "California's New No-Fishing Zones Appear to be Working, Scientists Say*" - Paul Rogers, Mercury News, February 27, 2013 *Article also appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Sun Times, Inland Daily Bulletin, Woodland Daily Democrat, Eureka Times-Standard and Willits News.
- "Ocean Stakeholders Take Stock, Look Ahead at Marine Protected Areas*" - Jessica Shugart, Monterey County Herald, February 27, 2013 *This article also appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
- "California's Underwater Parks Get 5 Year Checkup" - Lori Abbott, California News Service, February 27, 2013
- "Study: California Ocean Protection Zones Helping Fish*" - Jason Dearen, Associated Press, February 28, 2013 *This article also appeared in the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Orange County Register, and the Oklahoman.
- "California Ocean Reserves Show Promising Results for Marine Life" - Lauren Sommer, KQED, February 28, 2013
- "Marine Protection Areas Paying Off on California Coast" - Take Two, KPCC-FM, March 1, 2013
- "Ocean Experts: Saving the Seas Will Depend on Partnerships" - Jessica Shugart, Monterey County Herald, March 1, 2013
- "Good Grades for Central California's Marine Protected Areas" - Diana LaScala-Gruenwald, Monterey County Weekly, March 3, 2013
- "Two Sides Unite for a Healthier Pacific Ocean" - California News Service, December 30, 2012
- “Teaming Up to Take the Pulse of Marine Protected Areas” - California Majority Report, October 19, 2012
- “Underwater Detectives Take Pulse of California’s Marine Sanctuaries” - California News Service - October 1, 2012; and listen to the podcast here (KSRO radio morning news, October 2, 2012)
- “Divers Take Pulse of Breakwater Cove” - Santa Cruz Sentinal, August 25, 2012
- “A first look at North Coast’s MPA impacts” (Print) – Del Norte Triplicate, August 16 2012
- “Tracking the Impacts of Climate Change’s Evil Twin” - California Majority Report, July 27, 2012
- “MPA Monitoring: Taking the Pulse of Our Oceans” - California Majority Report, July 10, 2012
Central Coast Symposium Coverage
Additional OST Media Coverage
- Fischer, E. V., K. R. M. Mackey, D. F. Cusack, L. R. G. DeSantis, L. Hartzell-Nichols, J. A. Lutz, J. Melbourne-Thomas, R. Meyer, D. A. Riveros-Iregui, C. J. Sorte, J. R. Taylor and S. A. White, 2012. Is pretenure interdisciplinary research a career risk? Eos, Vol 93, No 32, 311-312.
- King, P., and McGregor, A. 2012. Who's Counting: An Analysis of Beach Attendance Estimates and Methodologies in Southern California. Ocean and Coastal Management. 58(9), 17-25.
- McGregor, A., Contributing Author. 2012. National Climate Assessment Technical Inputs Report: Coastal Impact, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation – Economic Impacts. U.S. Global Change Research Program.
- Colton, M.A. and Swearer, S.E. 2012. Locating faunal breaks in the nearshore fish assemblage of Victoria, Austrailia. Marine and Freshwater Research. 63:218-231.
- Morgan, S.G., Fisher, J.L, McAfee, S.T., Largier, J.L., and Halle, C.M. 2012. Limited recruitment during relaxation events: larval advection and behavior in an upwelling system. Limnology and Oceanography. 57(2), 457-470.
- Meyer, R. 2012. World View Column: Finding the True Value of US Climate Science. Nature 482, 133.
- McGregor, A.R. 2011. Modeling the Economic Impacts of Climate Change Events to Coastal Marinas: Case Study of Long Beach, CA. Solutions to Coastal Disasters, 833-846.
- Pietri, D., McAfee, S., Mace, A., Knight, E., Rogers, L., and Chornesky, L. 2011. Using Science to Inform Controversial Issues: A Case Study from the California Ocean Science Trust. Coastal Management, Vol 39, Issue 3: 296-316.
- Morgan, S.G., White, J.Wilson, McAfee, S.T., Gaines, S.D., and Schmitt, R.J. 2011. Weak synchrony in the timing of larval release in upwelling regimes. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. Vol. 425:103-112.
- Menge, B. A., Gouhier, T., Freidenburg, T., and Lubchenco, J. Linking long-term, large-scale climatic and environmental variability to patterns of marine invertebrate recruitment: toward explaining "unexplained" variation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2011.
- Menge, B. A., Hacker, S., Freidenburg, T., Lubchenco, J., Craig, R., Rilov, G., Noble, M., and Richmond, E. Potential impact of climate-related changes is buffered by differential responses to recruitment and interactions. Ecological Monographs. 2011.
- Morgan, S.G., Fisher, J.L., and Mace A.J. 2009. Larval recruitment in a region of strong, persistent upwelling and recruitment limitation. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. Vol. 394:79-99.
- Morgan, S.G., Fisher, J.L., Mace, A.J., Akins, L., Slaughter, A.M., and Bollens, S.M. 2009. Cross-shelf distributions and recruitment of crab postlarvae in a region of strong upwelling. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. Vol. 280:173-185.
- In press. Preston, B. L., Rickards, L., Dessai, S., & Meyer, R. M. (in press). Science and Successful Adaptation. In Successful Adaptation: Linking Science and Practice in managing Climate Change Impacts. Moser, S. and Boykoff, M. (eds.). Routledge.
- In press. Menge, B. A., Freidenburg, T.L., and Iles, A. Keystone species. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition. S. A. Levin, editor-in-chief. Academic Press, New York, NY.
- Guest Lecture at Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, (February, 2013), Canberra, Australia: “Old Myths and New Myths in Science and Policy.”
- Facilitation and Presentation at the ANU H.C. Coombs Policy Forum workshop, Linking Research and Policy: working at the boundary, (February, 2013), Canberra, Australia: “The Study of Boundary Organizations: Lessons for Research and Practice.”
- Facilitation and Presentation at the University of Tasmania colloquium, Making Knowledge for Intensively and Extensively Managed Landscapes and Seascapes: What works and what doesn’t? (February, 2013), Hobart, Australia: “Science Integration at the California Ocean Science Trust.”
- “Tutorial Presentation” at special session of the aquatic sciences meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Catapults, Ferries, and Bridges: Getting Aquatic Science Results to Policy and Management, (February, 2013), New Orleans, LA: “What does it mean to understand the science needs of decision makers?”
- Guest Lecture at the Portland State University Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions IGERT Program (May 2012), Portland, OR: "Old Myths and New Myths in Environmental Science and Policy"
- Guest lecture at UC Berkeley (April 2012), Berkeley, CA: "Old Myths and New Myths in Environmental Science and Policy"
- Guest Lecture at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (April 2012), Monterey, CA: "The Role of Science in Policy: The Case of Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning in California"
- Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference (May 2011), San Diego, CA, Keynote Presentation: "Making Coastal Science Relevant: Examples from California"
- California and the World Ocean Conference (September 2010), San Francisco, CA: "Using Science to Inform Policy: Innovative Approaches from California"
- The Coastal Society's 22nd International Conference (June 2010), Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future, Wilmington, NC: "Using Science to Inform a Politically Sensitive Issue: The Case of Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning in California"
- UC Commission on Ocean Policy - Final Report
- Pew Ocean Commission - Final Report
- Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force – Final Recommendations