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SEMPiA Workshop

Nereus Fellow at Duke University Daniel Dunn will be attending a workshop on developing draft scenarios for developing Areas of Particular Environmental Interest on the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

November 1 - November 4

PICES Annual Meeting

Nereus Fellow at Princeton Colleen Petrik will be giving a plenary talk entitled "The Response of Fisheries Production to Natural and Anthropogenic Forcing: Past, Present and Future" at the PICES Annual Meeting in San Diego. The talk presents a mechanistic model to represent immature and mature stages of forage fishes, large pelagic fishes, and large demersal fishes, as well as preliminary of fish biomass under (1) pristine non-anthropogenic historical forcing (no anthropogenic CO2, no fishing), (2) historical climate without fishing, (3) historical climate with fishing, (4) and projected business-as-usual climate and fishing.

November 2 - November 13
OMNI San Diego Hotel

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  • Image: "Cancun School of fish" by Luis Javier Sandoval
    Mexico needs to rethink environmental protection budget cuts, prioritize ecologically-sustainable human development

    By Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor

    Mexico recently released its budget for 2017, and among the top five largest cuts were environmental protection (down by 37%), culture (-30%), and education (-11%). Political rhetoric aside, these cuts reflect a continuing view of these issues as minor, long-term, or otherwise less important or pressing. The problem is, these views also directly contradict a growing recognition in international policy of the importance of the environment, culture and education, in and of themselves, but also as part of an interdependent suite of human development goals.

  • Global Fishing Watch July to October 2016
    Big data and fisheries management: Using satellites to track fishing activity

    “After climate change, fishing is the biggest impact humans will have on the oceans. But we have very a limited understanding of what happens beyond the horizon. It’s out of sight,” says David Kroodsma, Global Fishing Watch Research Program Manager at SkyTruth. “Global Fishing Watch allows us to see where the fishing is happening and how much. This will lead to whole hosts of answers to questions about how we manage our oceans.”

  • 5-facts-about-salps-infographic
    Our jelly-like relatives: Common misconceptions about salps

    ‘Aliens’, ‘jelly-balls’, ‘globs’, ‘buckets of snot’, and ‘sea-walnuts’. These are the names media have used to describe salps, as mentioned by Nereus Fellow Natasha Henschke, Princeton University, in her recently published paper “Rethinking the Roles of Salps in the Ocean”.