Coastal & Marine Markets

Resources: Can Marine Markets & Ocean Zoning Help Save the Seas?

June 19, 2010
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The Katoomba Group’s Ecosystem Marketplace, the preminent on-line source of news, data, and analytics on markets and payments for ecosystem services is publishing a series of articles related to the Katoomba conference in Hanoi next week.

The latest article, titled “Can Marine Markets & Ocean Zoning Help Save the Seas?” is summarised below and available here.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill reminds us once again that the economy depends on ecology and one man’s cheap solution is often another’s cost.  This was a central theme of the Marine Ecosystem Services meeting in Palo Alto, and will be again at next week’s Katoomba Meeting in Hanoi.  Here we examine two powerful tools to help preserve the oceans by recognizing their true value.

http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/pages/dynamic/article.page.php?page_id=7588&section=news_articles&eod=1

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Skype Interview Series: Michael Jenkins from Forest Trends on the big challenge for SE Asia

June 18, 2010
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In this Skype Interview Michael Jenkins, founder and CEO of Forest Trends, explains why he feels water is the BIG issue for the region.

It’s just a few days to go until Katoomba in Hanoi kicks off.  Make sure you check on in the website regularly for video feeds from the event.  In particular, if water is an area that interests you, then keep an eye out for the Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services session in the morning of the 24th and the Coastal and Marine Markets session later the same day.

Michael Jenkins from Forest Trends on the big PES challenge for SE Asia For Internet from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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Speaker Biography: Daniel Donato, Research Ecologist, US Forest Service

June 14, 2010
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Daniel Donato, Ph.D., is a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station in Hilo, Hawaii.  His current work focuses on carbon storage and dynamics in Southeast Asian forests, including peat swamps and mangroves.  Dr. Donato has worked on forest biomass and carbon quantification for over a decade, and has recently  been working with a team of scientists in Indonesia, refining techniques for measuring carbon storage in wetland forests of Java, Borneo, Sumatra, and Sulawesi.  Dr. Donato holds B.Sc. degrees in Forestry and Oceanography from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Forest Science from Oregon State University.

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Speaker Biography: Rili Djohani, Director, Government & Partner Relations, Coral Triangle Program, The Nature Conservancy

June 14, 2010
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For nearly 20 years, Rili Djohani has worked to improve the management and finance of marine protected areas and reduce the use of destructive fishing practices in Southeast Asia.  She joined The Nature Conservancy in 1995 to help establish the Conservancy’s coastal and marine program in Indonesia. Under Rili’s direction, TNC’s Coral Triangle Center in Bali was opened in 2000. The Center’s goals are to strengthen the network of marine protected areas in Indonesia and the Coral Triangle through public and private partnerships and an integrated approach based on technical assistance and practical training.  Rili was TNC’s Country Director for Indonesia from 2004-2008 which is TNCs largest international program.  The Indonesia program is focused on two of TNC’s global priorities: the forests of the Southeast Asia Archipelago and the Coral Triangle. In 2009, she took up a new regional role as TNC’s Director for Government and Partner relations for the Coral Triangle Program. Rili also leads an innovative financing and collaborative management initiative in Komodo National Park with support from the Global Environmental Facility and the International Finance Corporation.  The goal is to help make the Park financially self-sufficient based on tourism revenues. She holds a Master of Science degree in tropical marine ecology from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and a Master of Science in tropical coastal zone management from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program (environmental policy and law) with the University of Leiden that builds upon her marine conservation work in Indonesia.

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Speaker Biography: Winnie Lau, Program Manager, Marine Ecosystem Services Program

June 10, 2010
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Winnie Lau is the Program Manager for the Marine Ecosystem Services (MARES) Program. Prior to joining the MARES Program, she worked at the U.S. Department of State as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellow and an AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy Fellow. Winnie worked in three different offices at the Department of State: Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, Office of Oceans Affairs, and Office of Multilateral Trade Affairs—covering issues such as U.S.-Japan bilateral science and technology cooperation, international policies on marine biodiversity, marine protected areas, coral reefs and climate change, and accessions to the World Trade Organization. Winnie received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Oceanography and graduate certificates in Environmental Management and Technical Japanese from the University of Washington and her B.A. in Environmental Sciences and Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Winnie has extensive field research experience in coastal and marine environments, from the mangroves of Okinawa, Japan to the high seas in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and basic Spanish.

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