Big Ocean Business Meeting

11 November 2014 ~ Sydney, Australia Big Ocean will convene its 6th Network Business Meeting in conjunction with the 2014 World Parks Congress (WPC) 12-19 November 2014. For more information please contact: naia@bigoceanmanagers.org For information about the World Parks Congress or to register, please visit their web site: http://worldparkscongress.org/

Big Ocean publishes first-ever research agenda for large-scale marine managed areas

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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 […]

Cook Islands Marine Park joins Big Ocean

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As part of its strategy to implement the recently established Cook Islands Marine Park – currently the largest MPA in the world – the Cook Islands’ government recently accepted the invitation to formally join Big Ocean: A Network of World’s Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas. Upon acceptance of the network’s invitation to become a member site […]

Big Ocean Business Meeting and Learning Exchange

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October 2013 ~ Marseilles, France (exact date, time and venue TBC) Big Ocean will convene its fifth business meeting and third Learning Exchange in conjunction with the Third International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) hosted by l’Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (AAMP) being held in Marseilles, France 21-27 October, 2013. For more information please contact: […]

2012 World Conservation Congress Workshop & Knowledge Cafe

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Big Ocean is hosting both a Workshop and Knowledge Cafe at the 2012 WCC. The titles, dates and times are below. For additional information on the sessions, please click the links provided to access the IUCN website and the full proposal text. No. 0841 WORKSHOP Size Matters: Scaling Up Marine Protection Across the Globe 8 […]

Big Ocean Business Meeting & Learning Exchange

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5 September 2012, 8:30 – 17:00 Terrace Ballroom A, Hyatt Regency Hotel Jeju, Korea Big Ocean will convene its fourth business meeting in conjunction with the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress Forum being held in Jeju, Korea from 6-11 September. The morning session, inclusive of a working lunch (8:30 – 14:00) will be the business meeting and […]

2011 Marine Conservation Think Tank

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2011 Marine Conservation Think Tank on “Big Ocean Network: A Research Agenda and Science Dissemination Strategy for Large-Scale MPAs” December 2-5, 2011 (Sky City Convention Center) Auckland, New Zealand The Think Tank session will seek to forward: 1) the design of a shared research agenda across Big Ocean sites, and 2) the investigation of how […]

Big Ocean Business Meeting

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December 1, 2011 (time and venue TBC) Auckland, New Zealand Big Ocean will convene its third business meeting in conjunction with the 25th Annual International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB). ICCB meeting abstracts For more information please contact: naia@bigoceanmanagers.org

Workshop & Presentation on Big Ocean and Large Scale Marine Mammal Protected Areas

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Second International Marine Mammal Protected Area Conference (ICMMPA2) November 7-11, 2011 (invited, TBC) Fort De France, Martinique Big Ocean has been invited to participate in a workshop and make a presentation at the Second International Marine Mammal Protected Area Conference (ICMMPA2). www.second.icmmpa.org For more information please contact: aulani.wilhelm@noaa.gov

Big Ocean presents at International Marine Conservation Congress

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MAY 13, 2011 – Victoria, BC Big Ocean meets for a second time and presents at the second International Marine Conservation Congress While establishment of large scale MPAs is a trend gaining momentum Big Ocean: A Network of the Worlds Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas (Big Ocean) is seeking to broaden the discussion to include the […]