March 25, 2013

Adapting to Change in Marine Ecosystems - A Stakeholder Science Forum

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 10:00 - 12:20 pm
Room: E38-300 (292 Main St., Cambridge)

Open to the public.
RSVP appreciated, to Gayle Sherman,

Each speaker presents their scientific findings, then answers questions from the audience. Please join us in the E38-300 conference room to listen, learn and participate in this stakeholder social science forum.

Click here for the program.


Di Jin and Porter Hoagland, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Decision-support for Ecosystem-based Fishery Management in the Context of Marine Spatial Planning: Regional Economic Impact Models, Model Outputs, and Tradeoff Measures

Seth Tuler, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Opportunities for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Hazard Mitigation Planning of Coastal Massachusetts Communities

John Duff, Univ. of Massachusetts - Boston
Governance Role of Local Authorities in Marine Spatial Planning: a Legal Assessment of Prospects and Problems

Madeleine Hall-Arber, MIT Sea Grant College Program
Identifying Offshore Space-Use Conflicts


The MIT Sea Grant Stakeholder Forums provide an opportunity for our funded researchers to present their research and current findings to their peers and the public. Audience members and other presenting researchers are encouraged to ask questions and engage in dialogue. The goal of the series is to promote peer-to-peer networking, to connect research to those who can benefit from and apply the findings of MIT Sea Grant funded research, and for MIT Sea Grant to receive input on outreach programs whose goal is to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits.


Stakeholders listen intently at a New England Fishery Management Council meeting.