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Webinar: The ONo Index: Detecting novel ocean conditions for MPA management
Thursday, 09 June 2022, 1:00
Thursday, June 9, 2022. 1:00 PM. Webinar: The ONo Index: Detecting novel ocean conditions for MPA management. Steven Manaoakamai Johnson, Arizona State University. Sponsored by
NOAA National MPA Center. More information here. Register here.
A fundamental challenge in ocean conservation is translating the results of climate models into forms that managers and others can use to plan for the future. Using techniques from information
theory, the Ocean Novelty (ONo) Index provides a simple and intuitive way to understand how climate change will alter key ocean biogeochemical variables. This measure can help MPA managers know what they need to prioritize in their planning and design policies and regulations that help their MPA keep pace with expected shifts in the ecosystem state. This webinar will
share how the ONo Index is calculated and walk through an application for large MPAs. We will also be asking attendees to share their experiences and challenges using climate change data and scenarios in their MPA planning.