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BCMCA RFP for Marxan in MaPP study area

from August 24th, 2012

The British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis (BCMCA) is requesting qualified consultants to respond to this request for proposal for GIS and Marxan analyses. The selected consultant(s) will complete a series of Marxan analyses in support of marine planning for the North Pacific Coast.  read more »

Local Marine Planning Process Use of Products

from July 17th, 2012

West Coast Aquatic (WCA) and the BCMCA are collaborating on the use of Marxan for marine spatial planning in Barkley and Clayoquot Sound. The Marxan tool will be used to identify potential candidate Ecologically Significant Areas (ESAs) in the Barkley and Clayoquot Sound areas. read more »

New Data and Reports Posted

from February 15th, 2012

Under the direction of the Data Manager, Carrie Robb, the BCMCA website continues to improve. Since the summer of 2011, content has been added to the marine atlas and data library and the document library. We have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare more data and information for download! read more »

Marxan Report: Ecological Scenarios

from January 15th, 2012

The BCMCA is in the final stages of preparing our Marxan analysis report on results. We have posted the report A Series of Marxan Scenarios for Pacific Canada that describes how we used Marxan to identify areas of high conservation value and areas important to human use. The 60-page report illustrates the results for 6 different ecological scenarios that drew on 170 ecological features to identify areas of high conservation value. read more »

Project Team Renewal

from December 15th, 2011

As of November 2011, the Project Team welcomes a new C0-chair, Rob Paynter, from the provincial Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Rob joins Karin Bodtker, the other BCMCA Co-chair, who works for the Living Oceans Society and is also the environmental non-government representative. read more »

New Goal Relates to Access and Use

from November 15th, 2011

While the overall purpose of the BCMCA project is to collaboratively identify marine areas of high conservation value and areas important to human use in Canada’s Pacific Ocean, the project has entered a new phase as of the summer 2011. read more »

BCMCA Hires New Manager

from October 15th, 2011

BCMCA hired a new Project Manager, Gillian Saxby, last fall. Gillian comes to the BCMCA with a strong background in project management and has over twenty years experience in working with governments, NGOs, and First Nations. She also has extensive experience working with project teams, collaborative processes and informal problem solving including consensus decision making. read more »

BCMCA looking for new Project Manager

from July 21st, 2011

The BCMCA is on the hunt for a new Project Manager! Our new phase of work focuses on delivery and support for the products we have produced, including our marine atlas and data library. We'll miss Dave Nicolson's careful oversight and we thank him for his dedication to the project, which is ongoing through this transition. Please circulate this BCMCA job description - Project Manager July 2011 (0.2 MB PDF) widely to those seeking challenging and rewarding project management and outreach work in B.C.'s marine sector.

Lunch-time workshop at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria

from May 3rd, 2011

The BCMCA Project Team would like to invite you to a lunch-time workshop at the upcoming International Marine Conservation Congress conference here in Victoria. The workshop will be held on Sunday May 15, from 12:15-2:15 pm downtown at the Victoria Conference Centre in the Esquimalt room on the first floor. We will have the first copies of our printed atlas, Marine Atlas of Pacific Canada, hot off the press. read more »

Announcing the BCMCA Data Library and Marine Atlas

from March 11th, 2011

The BCMCA is excited to announce the launch of the BCMCA Marine Atlas and Data Library.

The BCMCA Marine Atlas and Data Library is an online, open access resource where you can browse, view, or download ecological and human use maps, data and metadata for the Canadian Pacific. The Data Library and Marine Atlas is designed to inform coast-wide integrated marine planning and management initiatives. read more »

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