Navigator data contributes to UNESCO IOC State of the Ocean Report 2024

Jun 3, 2024
ProtectedSeas Navigator data contributed to a chapter in the recently published United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) State of the Oceans Report (StOR) 2024. The chapter, entitled “Biodiversity knowledge and threats on marine life: Assessing no-take zones as a refuge for marine species”, revealed interesting statistics on how much we know about what species, especially those threatened with extinction, occur in Marine Protected Areas. ProtectedSeas was delighted to make our comprehensive marine regulatory data available for this analysis.

A link to a news release from our collaborators at OBIS is here and a link to the StOR is here.

ProtectedSeas staff contribute to UN Decade Workshop Report

Mar 13, 2024

ProtectedSeas participated in a workshop at IMPAC5 to discuss participatory knowledge systems for effective marine spatial planning management and protection. Our staff were happy to collaborate on the new report, which can be found here.

Setting Course for a More Sustainable Future with savvy navvy

Feb 9, 2024

savvy navvy and ProtectedSeas have collaborated to encourage boaters to think about marine conservation. Boaters worldwide can now access a comprehensive resource of ocean regulatory information, including marine protection areas. Made possible through a collaboration between savvy navvy and ProtectedSeas, a data-driven and ocean-focused organization headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the app aims to empower boaters with information to make more environmentally conscious decisions while out on the water. “Working with ProtectedSeas enables us at savvy navvy to bring their valuable research to life and help anyone on the water make better decisions to protect the environment,” said David Cusworth, head of innovation and partnerships at savvy navvy.

Read the full article by Cruising World here.

ProtectedSeas Staff attend MSP4BIO 3rd General Assembly

Dec 11, 2023

Virgil Zetterlind (Director) and Alex Driedger (Sr. GIS Analyst) traveled to Split, Croatia last month to take part in the MSP4BIO 3rd General Assembly meeting, for which Virgil is an Advisory Board Member. MSP4BIO is an EU-funded project with the objective of using Marine Spatial Planning to enhance the protection and restoration of biodiversity. The meeting was an excellent opportunity to meet the MSP4BIO members, introduce them to the Navigator data and better understand how it could contribute to the success of their project and the general MSP community.

A summary of the meeting and a video of highlights are available on the MSP4BIO website.

The in-person attendees.
Alex presenting Navigator during a SeaSketch training session.

Nautilus features ProtectedSeas Navigator

Nov 28, 2023

ProtectedSeas Navigator centralizes data about marine protected areas—and places with lesser protections—from around the world.

Launched in June 2023, Navigator is featured in Nautilus here.

ProtectedSeas staff helps inform US Offshore Wind Energy Atlas

Sep 15, 2023

Offshore wind energy is on the way to becoming a significant U.S. renewable energy source. Recently, Anna-Katharina von Krauland co-authored the US offshore wind energy atlas.  “The ProtectedSeas dataset provides an intuitive and integrated resource for understanding otherwise fragmented marine spatial planning data, which along with the expert advice offered by the team, was hugely helpful in determining which regulations pertain specifically to wind energy development, ultimately enabling a more realistic atlas.”

~ Anna-Katharina von Krauland Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University.  

Link to study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590174523000661?via%3Dihub