Webinar "Gaps in Protection of Important Ocean Areas" presented by Ellen Pikitch, Christine Santora

The webinar, based on the recently published paper, drew about 270 participants from around the globe, including diplomats, academics, and individuals working for foundations, NGOs, and government agencies.



Moderated by Dr. Lauren Wenzel, Director, NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, and co-sponsored by NOAA and OCTO, the webinar highlighted the main methods and findings of the project and discussed how the results could be used. Since then, several requests for data use and collaborations have been received by the co-authors.


View a recording of the webinar here. The Gownaris et al. paper is also featured in the latest issue of MPA News here.