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Meghan Gombos

Meghan has been working in the field of marine conservation for nearly 20 years. She specializes in stakeholder driven planning for marine resource management and community based climate change adaptation. Meghan has coordinated and facilitated broad reaching networks across the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean to build capacity of marine conservation practitioners. This work included facilitation of capacity assessments, strategic planning, socio-economic monitoring, and skills trainings. She has also led the collaborative development of several tools to support facilitation of community-based planning processes. These tools include topics such as climate change adaptation; effective locally managed area design; and understanding coastal change.
Prior to consulting Meghan worked for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coral Reef Conservation Program. In her role at NOAA, she worked directly with US affiliated jurisdictions in the Pacific to support strategic priorities for reducing threats to coral reefs; including land based sources of pollution, over-fishing, and recreational over use.