Ecosystem-based Management of Coastal Marine Systems

Partner and Sponsor:
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Sponsor's Role: The sponsor participates in some meetings of the initiative's advisory committee.

Contact us:
hampton [at] (Stephanie Hampton)
805-892-2505 or

halpern [at] (Ben Halpern)

                                                                                                                              Credit: NOAA


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

Affiliated Workshops

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] (Shaun Walbridge) if you are interested in using the portal.