New Events for 2016

Jan 5, 2016: OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Coral Reefs in a Changing Climate: Combining Indigenous Traditions and Western Science for Sustainable Coral Reef Management in the Micronesian Outer Islands

Remote access (webinar) or live 12:00-1:00 EST  NOAA Headquarters SSMC4 – Large Conference Room – 8150

Remote Access: Mymeeting webinars. For Audio dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688#  For Webcast: go to www.mymeetings.com. Under “Participant Join”, click “Join an Event”, then add conf.no: 744925156. No code for web. 

 

January 14: California Academy of Sciences 3:00-4:00 pm, Boardroom.

Combining tradition and modern science for sustainable ocean management in the Micronesian Outer Islands: A collaboration

Link: https://www.calacademy.org/scientists/explore-explain-sustain-seminar-series

We will be conducting a session at the ICRS meetings in Hawaii,2016:

http://sgmeet.com/icrs2016/default.asp

We are collaborating to conduct Session 66 (https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs2016/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=66)

Session 66: HUMAN-NATURAL COUPLED REEF SYSTEMS: INTEGRATING INDIGENOUS AND WESTERN SCIENCES FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

We are currently accepting abstracts for this session, so please spread the word to colleagues!

 

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OPOR honored as Explorers Club Flag Expedition

The Explorers Club has chosen One People One Reef as a Flag Expedition!

The Explorers Club, a nonprofit located in New York City that supports field research and the preservation of exploration, has supported the work of the One People One Reef team for some time now. Nicole Crane, one of OPOR’s leaders, is a long-standing Explorers Club member, the EC has funded affiliated scientist Sara Cannon‘s work as a student in Ulithi for three years in a row, and, this year, Rick Saber from the California Chapter is joining us in Ulithi as a part of the Youth Action Plan team.

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Past flag expeditions were led by elite explorers and scientists like the famed polar explorer Bob Bartlett, naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews, and the astronauts aboard Apollo 11. The flag has flown at both poles, on the moon, at the top of Mount Everest, and even in Outer Space. Needless to say, flying the flag in Ulithi is an honor. This will be the first time the flag has flown in Micronesia. We are thrilled to have been picked to represent the Explorers Club, and to have their continued support.

 

One People One Reef’s exciting summer 2015 plans

One People One Reef will be working in Yap and Ulithi June 8 through June 28. We have some exciting plans in the works, and we’re delighted to share them with you!

The science team will be continuing to work with communities in Ulithi. They will be meeting with the local science teams to review the data they’ve collected and help to interpret it, as well as collecting some data of their own through surveys, and meeting with the communities to share what they’ve found and answer any questions. If you haven’t already, take a few moments to get to know the members of the science team: Nicole Crane, Project Leader and Professor of Biology at Cabrillo College; Jon Jr. Rulmal, Local Project Manager and Community Liaison; Giacomo Bernardi, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Professor at the University of California Santa Cruz; Avigdor Abelson, Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Zoology at Tel-Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel; Peter Nelson, fisheries biologist; and, Michelle Paddock, Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences at Santa Barbara City College, and Senior Conservation Scientist at the Oceanic Society. The One People One Reef team will also be joined by rockstar statistician, Kristin Precoda. And don’t forget to read about the local science team of Ulithi community members! The work these guys are doing is really incredible.

This year you have two chances to join the One People One Reef team. We are working with two fantastic organizations to support unique volunteer and community service opportunities in Ulithi. They are both wonderful opportunities to support our work, while contributing to the efforts of the community.

First, BluEcology is organizing a trip for high school and college students to work with the youth in Ulithi (June 8 – 20). This is an incredibly unique opportunity, and the first of its kind! The trip is being led by Sara Cannon, who has worked with the One People One Reef team for the past four years, with the support of Nicole Crane and Jon Jr. Rulmal. For more information and to sign up, check out the BluEcology website.

Also, the Oceanic Society has been leading volunteer vacations to the Ulithi Atoll for many years. Join them June 16 – 28, and you could work with the One People One Reef team to help them in their data collection efforts.

For more information, visit the Oceanic Society and BluEcology websites, or you can contact Nicole by sending an e-mail to nicrane@cabrillo.edu.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you in Ulithi this summer!

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Upcoming events!

We have a lot of exciting events coming up for those in the Santa Cruz, California and around the Bay Area.
Jan 28th

Project Leader, Nicole Crane, is January’s special speaker at the UC Santa Cruz Science on Tap series.

It is at 7 pm Jan 28 at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, California.More information can be found at the UC Santa Cruz Science on Tap website: https://sites.google.com/site/ucscwise/events/science-on-tap From the Science on Tap series website:

Nicole Crane will discuss her team’s unique approach to supporting ocean management in one of the most bio-diverse coral reef systems in the world-–the outer islands of Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia.   They are working closely with outer islanders to better understand traditional management and fishing, and using that knowledge to inform ecological data collection efforts.  What is learned from the reefs is integrated with what is learned from the people to better understand the problems, and help frame solutions.  Ultimately the management planning is up to the people of the outer islands – the science team helps inform them, and can assess the management impacts. Nicole will discuss the culture and traditions of the Outer Islanders, and present the results of the research they have been conducting there.  This unique Project has sparked a movement across the outer islands for people to take action for cultural and ecological stability.  Visit their website at onepeopleonereef.ucsc.edu

Project Leader, Nicole Crane will be giving a seminar at Moss Landing Marine Labs. It is open to all. More details will follow!
One People One Reef will be presenting at two conferences in the Bay area this spring:
Feb 12th in San Jose at the Citizen Science Association meetings, in association with AAAS.  here is a link:
March 29th in Oakland at the 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites