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Marine Protected Areas Research Guide

Compiled by Kathleen A. Kelly
Updated July 2014
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Background/General Information

Definitions, classification systems, Executive Order 13158, glossary, National MPA Center, FAQs

MPA Programs

Federal, State, Commonwealth, Territory, International

Research Tools

NOAA Libraries' Catalog, journals/contents alerts, subject guides, databases

MPA Special Topics

Cultural resources, Education, Enforcement, Fisheries, GIS tools, Marine Managed Areas, MPA Science, U.S. National System, Regional information, Social Science

News Sources

Newsletters, news alerts, blogs, press releases


MPA management training courses

Visit the "National Marine Protected Areas Center" Web site often, for current information on the effective use of science, technology, training and information in the planning, management, and evaluation of the U.S. national system of marine protected areas.

National Marine Protected Areas Center Web site

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