Blog posts categorized by Environmental Report Cards
The main library of the National Taiwan University. Credit: Tidus Lin, Flickr Creative Commons

Future Earth's Coasts

Heath Kelsey ·
23 August 2016
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I had the great opportunity to represent IAN and UMCES as the institutional representative to the Future Earth's Coasts Scientific Steering Committee meeting in Taipei, Taiwan last week. Hosted by JC Lin at the National Taiwan University, the meeting brought together 15 representatives from all over the world to discuss the scientific direction of the group for the next five years.

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Orinoco River Report Card cover.

IAN's first report card in South America: the Orinoco River Basin

Alexandra Fries ·
26 July 2016
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This blog is part of the Basin Report Card Initiative: a partnership between the World Wide Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) The Orinoco River Basin report card was released on July 6th, 2016 in Bogota, Colombia. This is the first report card in South America, and the first report card developed as a part of the partnership between WWF and UMCES.

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Barcos na Baía de Guanabara, o que embarcamos para o nosso passeio é o mais a esquerda.

Cruzando e conhecendo a Baía: as expedições ao Rio, Niterói e à Guanabara

Alexandra Fries ·
21 July 2016
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"Across and through the Bay: Rio, Niteroi, and Guanabara expeditions" (Portuguese translation by João Paulo Coimbra) Em 20 de Junho de 2016, Bill Dennison and Dave Nemazie, e eu viajamos para o Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, para a segunda seção do workshop com as partes interessadas para desenvolver o Boletim de Saúde Ambiental (Report Card) da Baía de Guanabara.

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Boats on Guanabara Bay, the one we took out for our tour is on the far left.

Across and through the Bay: Rio, Niteroi, and Guanabara expeditions

Alexandra Fries ·
8 July 2016
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On June 20th 2016, Bill Dennison, Dave Nemazie, and I traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the next stakeholder workshop to develop the Guanabara Bay Report Card. We convened the workshop on June 23rd in neighboring Niteroi, a city across the Bay from Rio de Janeiro. There were some of the same participants as our first stakeholder workshop as well as a wider group of stakeholders from additional universities and municipal government offices.

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O time em frente ao Museu do Amanhã.

Quão rápido pode se criar e completar uma newsletter? No Rio, você só tem até amanhã!

Alexandra Fries ·
1 June 2016
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"How fast can you create and complete a newsletter? In Rio, you only have until tomorrow" (Portuguese translation by João Paulo Coimbra) Depois do nosso primeiro workshop com as partes interessadas no INEA na segunda-feira, 25 de Abril, Bill Dennison, Dave Nemazie e eu tivemos que nos preparar para nosso workshop mais abrangente com 200 pessoas na sexta-feira, 29 de Abril, no Museu do Amanhã.

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The team outside the Museum of Tomorrow.

How fast can you create and complete a newsletter? In Rio, you only have until tomorrow!

Alexandra Fries ·
26 May 2016
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After our first stakeholder workshop at INEA on Monday April 25th, Bill Dennison, Dave Nemazie, and I had to prepare for our expanded workshop of 200 people on Friday April 29th, at the Museum of Tomorrow. This meeting brought together stakeholders from all around Guanabara Bay, and served to not only discuss the report card, but also to talk about governance, management, and restoration in the Bay. The team outside the Museum of Tomorrow. Participants at the workshop.

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O Rio de Janeiro e da Baía de Guanabara vistos do Pão de Açucar.

Bem vindo ao Rio! O primeiro workshop com as partes interessadas da Baía de Guanabara

Alexandra Fries ·
19 May 2016
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"Welcome to Rio! The Guanabara Bay first stakeholder workshop" (Portuguese translation by João Paulo Coimbra) O Rio de Janeiro é um estado brasileiro com cidades vibrantes (incluindo a cidade de mesmo nome) vizinhas à zona costeira da Baía de Guanabara e o Oceano Atlântico. A Baía de Guanabara é um sistema intensamente degradado em virtude da grande população, relacionada com a poluição por lixo e esgotos.

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The view of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay from Sugarloaf Mountain.

Welcome to Rio! The Guanabara Bay first stakeholder workshop

Alexandra Fries ·
13 May 2016
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Rio de Janeiro is a Brazilian State with vibrant cities (including the one with the same name) along the shore of Guanabara Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Guanabara Bay is highly impacted system due to a large population leading to sewage and trash pollution. The State of Rio and State of Maryland have a partnership of learning between their similar bays, Guanabara Bay and Chesapeake Bay, in order to promote opportunities for restoration to achieve economic, social, and environmental benefits.

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Wooden boats guide tourists on the Mekong River in search of Irrawaddy dolphins. Photo: Brianne Walsh

Talking report cards in Kratie, Cambodia

Brianne Walsh ·
9 May 2016
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This blog is part of the Basin Report Card Initiative: a partnership between the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) In March, Simon Costanzo and I traveled to Cambodia for the third workshop in the Linked Indicators for Vital Ecosystem Services (LIVES) Project, an initiative of the Luc Hoffman Institute. This five-day workshop brought us to the province of Kratie, a five-hour drive north of the capital, Phnom Penh.

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The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters is located inside the The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute Campus in Port Aransas, Texas. Credit: richterarchitect.com (top) and K. Dunton/missionaransas.org (bottom)

Mission Aransas Pilot Project

Heath Kelsey ·
6 May 2016
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The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters is located inside the The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute Campus in Port Aransas, Texas. Credit: richterarchitect.com (top) and K. Dunton/missionaransas.org (bottom) On April 27-28 I participated in another workshop related (indirectly) to the Texas Coast Report Card Pilot Project at Harte Research Institute in Corpus Christi Texas.

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