A Shared Research Agenda For Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas
Big Ocean is pleased to announce the release of a research agenda that highlights the unique scientific needs and challenges of large-scale marine protected areas (MPAs). The shared agenda provides a framework for collaborative research among Big Ocean sites, as well as other large MPAs.
The primary aims of this plan are to capitalize on collaborative and comparative research opportunities based on the scientific needs shared by large-scale MPAs, and to identify a set of research priorities to be jointly addressed by Big Ocean sites. The Research Agenda notes that large-scale MPAs contain entire, diverse and relatively pristine ecosystems, as well as larger scale natural processes that cannot be studied in their entirety in smaller regions.