National MPA Center Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015

Created: 10/31/2009 -

Abstract

The MPA Center Strategic Plan was revised in 2009 to more accurately reflect the organization’s evolving structure and priorities, with a greater emphasis on further developing the national system of MPAs and its operational capabilities. The plan also includes special interest areas of importance to the design and implementation of the national system over the next five year planning cycle.

The MPA Center recognizes that the ongoing development and implementation of the national system of MPAs is a dynamic process requiring adaptive management. As the national system of MPAs matures, this Plan also will evolve in recognition of accomplishments and future requirements.

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Organization(s)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.

The Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.

Keywords

Scale
National / Federal
Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Water Resources
Wildlife
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Incorporate climate change into critical habitat rules / species recovery plans
Governance and Policy
Habitat/Biome Type
Coastal
Region
United States

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