Projects: Marine

Multi-Stakeholder Planning in the Wadden Sea

Multi-Stakeholder Planning in the Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is the largest intertidal mudflat system in the world – a system under heavy pressure from bottom-trawling and coastal defense structures for decades. In 2020, the Dutch government launched a program in which government agencies, non-governmental organizations and business representatives are working together to restore the ecosystem and create a participatory governance […]

 

Gulf of California Evaluation

Gulf of California Evaluation

The Gulf of California is known globally for its impressive and diverse marine life. More than 300 estuaries, lagoons, and other wetlands dot the coast, and the region represents one of the most productive fishing areas in the world, accounting for about 75% of Mexico‚Äôs fish catch by volume. While the Gulf is a fairly […]

 

Baltic Sea Protected Areas

Baltic Sea Protected Areas

Inspired by work in Kosterhavets and Ytre Hvaler National Parks, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) decided to work with its country administrative boards to integrate adaptive management in a network of 5 Baltic Sea Protected Areas (BSPAs). FOS has supported this initiative by offering process guidance and technical assistance to piloting Adaptive Collaborative Management […]

 

Kosterhavets and Ytre Hvaler Marine National Parks

Kosterhavets and Ytre Hvaler Marine National Parks

One protected area at a time, Sweden and Norway have been expanding the use of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation to improve collaboration and develop sound management plans. This work started in 2008 when FOS guided a Swedish to improve collaboration and develop sound management plans. This work started in 2008 when […]

 

Gulf of California Strategic Planning Processes

Gulf of California Strategic Planning Processes

The Gulf of California, Mexico is home to a rich ecosystem that provides habitat to a large array of marine mammals and seabirds and sustains most of Mexico’s fishery resources. Since 2005, FOS has facilitated strategic planning processes with several conservation organizations and their partners working in the Gulf. Clients have included large international non-governmental […]