MPA Watch: The Evolution of a Locally-Based Citizen Science Monitoring Program into a Statewide Network


MPA Watch is a citizen science monitoring program that trains volunteers to observe and collect data about human uses inside and outside California’s newly-established marine protected areas (MPAs). Through MPA Watch,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Dana Murray (Heal the Bay)
  2. Aaron McGregor (California Ocean Science Trust)
  3. Jeanee Natov (Otter Project)
  4. Ariadne Reynolds (The Bay Foundation)
  5. Zach Plopper (WildCoast)
  6. Diane Castañeda (WildCoast)

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Best Practices: Design, Implement, Manage CitSci Projects


6C » Panel: Best Practices for Designing, Implementing, & Managing CS Projects & Programs (09:40 - Thursday, 12th February, LL20A)

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