Think Tank Participation

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THINK TANK REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

If you have questions or need assistance please contact Big Ocean.

WHAT: 3-day Think Tank on the Human Dimensions of Large Scale Marine Protected Areas

PURPOSE: To bring together a diverse community of managers, cultural practitioners, policy-makers, donors, and scholars to explore the social, cultural, political, institutional, and economic considerations and priorities – human dimensions– of Large-Scale MPAs (LSMPAs) in support of furthering best-practices for these vast sites. The workshop builds upon the 2011 Marine Conservation Think Tank that convened bio-physical scientists and site managers that produced the first ever Research Agenda for Large-Scale MPAs.

WHEN: February 8-10, 2016 (with additional meetings for invited participants Feb. 11-12, see Week-at-a-glance link below below)

WHERE: Honolulu, Hawai’i

LOCATION: Outrigger Ala Moana Hotel

WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE: Click Here for a brief overview of the week.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  A room block with special conference pricing has been made at the Outrigger Ala Moana Hotel (same hotel as the workshop). The cut-off date to make reservations is January 8, 2016.  A credit card deposit of one-night will be due at the time of booking a reservation. Rates are valid 3 nights prior or post, based on availability.

To make reservations:

  • Use the code or reference “Big Ocean”
  • Either call 808-955-4811 (direct) or toll-free (800) 367-6025
  • Register online: Click Here

Room rates, inclusive of tax:

  • Single occupancy: $181.20 per night, Kona Tower (one queen bed)
  • Double occupancy: $203.99 per night, Waikiki Tower (one King bed or two double beds)
  • Third or Fourth persons are $50

VISAS: You are responsible for handling your own visa requirements to enter the United States from your respective country. If you need a list requirements, please see the US Department of State’s website.

NEED HELP? If you need further assistance or have trouble making reservations, please call or email Lee-Ann Choy for assistance: tel. +1-808-864-9812 | email:  prc@hawaiibiz.rr.com

ORGANIZERS:

BO web sponsorsAs well as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, and Oceana

For additional information, please contact naia@bigoceanmanagers.org