Partner and Sponsor:
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation 
Sponsor's Role: The sponsor participates in some meetings of the initiative's advisory committee.
hampton [at] nceas [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Stephanie Hampton)
halpern [at] nceas [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Ben Halpern)
Two complementary projects supporting this initiative aim to develop scientific knowledge about ecological, social, and economic processes that affect ecosystem-based management and governance of coastal-marine ecosystems. To achieve these goals, we support synthetic and often multidisciplinary work conducted by collaborative teams of researchers, managers, and policy-makers and by postdoctoral associates. We emphasize translation of results to end users and decision-makers by collaborating with communications professionals and by ensuring that data and products from our activities are archived and made publicly available.
Knowledge and Capacity-Building to Support Ecosystem-based Management for Sustainable Coastal Marine Systems 
Project Dates 2004-2009
Development and Application of Scientific Knowledge to Ecosystem-based Management of Coastal Marine Systems 
Project Dates 2008-2011
Top priorities for the science, policy, and practice of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Dec. 14-15, 2010
Experts with backgrounds in the science, policy, and practice of Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) were convened to identify top priorities for advancing CMSP over the next one to five years. Particular attention was given to the need and opportunity to inform the U.S. National Ocean Council process to develop a strategic action plan in 2011 for implementing CMSP in the United States. Workshop participants developed, reviewed and then distilled a broad range of potential priorities during a day and a half of deliberations.
Workshop Summary 
This portal provides an online collaboration space for use by individuals and projects funded by the EBM Program at NCEAS, or by other sources.
Please contact walbridge [at] nceas [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Shaun Walbridge) if you are interested in using the portal.