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By Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor, MEAM. Email: tundiagardy [at]

Editor’s note: In this article, the term “value” is generally used to indicate the importance and/or usefulness of something and is not a referring to a strictly monetary value. Cultural ecosystem services or “cultural services” provide a typology for cultural values that the ocean holds for stakeholders.


Editor's note: The goal of The EBM Toolbox is to promote awareness of tools for facilitating EBM and MSP processes. It is brought to you by the EBM Tools Network, a voluntary alliance of tool users, developers, and training providers.

The EBM Tools Network recently responded to a question about tools people have used to evaluate cumulative impacts from multiple human activities qualitatively, quantitatively, and/or spatially. Network members provided a number of great resources. Some of the more broadly applicable tools and resources Network members have used include:


Editor’s Note: From the Archives calls attention to past MEAM articles whose perspectives and insight remain relevant.

One of the main challenges for implementing EBM and MSP approaches is getting individuals and groups to change to a new way of doing things. Change management is a scientific field that studies why and when humans agree to alter how they do things. Read lessons from the field of change management relevant for implementing EBM and MSP approaches.

MPA News

The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas - Marine has launched a new task force to engage and network young professionals in the global MPA field. Designed in part to support WCPA-Marine's work, the task force also seeks to raise the profile of young practitioners and involve them directly in communications and decision-making at regional and global levels.

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