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2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions (Page 1)

2018 Status Report Scoring Methodology for Pacific Jurisdictions

Donovan C, Kimball J, Swanson D, Couch C, Vargas-Angel B, Williams I, Heenan A, Oliver T, Brainard R, Gorstein M, Levine A, Edwards P, Loerzel J, Eakin M, Geiger E, Kelsey H, Fries A ·
19 December 2018

This technical document summarizes the methodology for the indicator calculations and scoring for coral reef status reports of the Pacific jurisdictions: American Samoa, Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific Remote Islands, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands.

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Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa (Page 1)

Coral reef condition: A status report for American Samoa

Jane Thomas, Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey ·
19 December 2018

Effective coral reef conservation cannot be accomplished without an informed and engaged public. The American Samoa coral status report is part of a larger effort to provide communities and decision-makers with information about managing and conserving coral reef ecosystems. The American Samoa status report presents the results of an analysis of indicators that were chosen to reflect key ecosystem processes and values.

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Using Basin Report Cards to support the TDA/SAP process (Page 1)

Using Basin Report Cards to support the TDA/SAP process

Heath Kelsey, Brianne Walsh ·
12 November 2018

The Healthy Rivers for All partnership has created a process to develop new collaborations and partnerships in river basins to improve holistic management of water. The approach uses an inclusive process that helps communities create a common understanding of basin health, foster a shared vision for the future, and track progress in achieving goals.

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2017 Maryland Coastal Bays Report Card (Page 1)

2017 Coastal Bays Report Card

Alexandra Fries, Emily Nastase ·
20 September 2018

The aim of this report card is to provide a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of 2017 Coastal Bays health. Coastal Bays health is defined as the progress of four water quality indicators (total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll a, dissolved oxygen) and two biotic indicators (seagrass, hard clams) toward scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals.

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Transforming our coastal futures through partnerships to foster sustainability (Page 1)

Transforming our coastal futures through partnerships to foster sustainability

Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, Emily Nastase, Brianne Walsh ·
18 September 2018

This newsletter summarizes the Looking for a Future in Assessment Workshop, held in University College Cork, 27th to 29th March 2018, brought together Regional Seas stakeholders, assessment organizations, and UN and other international bodies. Participants identified a strategic opportunity to work more closely together to chart desired coastal futures.

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