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Below is a list, along with accompanying reports, of major MCRI forums.

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From British Columbia to Baja California Restoring The Olympia Oyster (Ostrea lurida)
May 16, 2017

From British Columbia to Baja California Restoring The Olympia Oyster (Ostrea lurida)

Report of a Forum Sponsored by American Honda Motor Corporation Aquarium of the Pacific Bren School of the University of California, Santa Barbara

A Citizens’ Guide to Building a Climate-Resilient Long Beach

Tom Bowman | Change, Inc.

March 21, 2017

A Citizens’ Guide to Building a Climate-Resilient Long Beach

Summary of the City of Long Beach Climate Resiliency Assessment Report Created by the Aquarium of the Pacific at the request of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

Marine Finfish Aquaculture in the U.S. and California

Jerry R. Schubel, Kimberly Thompson | AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

December 16, 2016

Marine Finfish Aquaculture in the U.S. and California

A Story of Lost Opportunities for Leadership and Economic Development

The following is an essay adaptation of a presentation given by Jerry R. Schubel at the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit in Rotterdam, Netherlands on December 2, 2016.

Citizen Science For Conservation in Southern California: A Symposium Report
April 1, 2016

Citizen Science For Conservation in Southern California: A Symposium Report

This report summarizes the Symposium on Citizen Science for Conservation in Southern California hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific and its Marine Conservation Research Institute (MCRI) on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

This report summarizes the Symposium on Citizen Science for Conservation in Southern California hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific and its Marine Conservation Research Institute (MCRI) on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Climate Change – Impacts and Actions Forum

Aquarium of the Pacific

September 14, 2015

Climate Change – Impacts and Actions Forum

On September 2, 2015, California’s 47th District Representative, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, in collaboration with the Aquarium of the Pacific, hosted a public forum on the impacts and actions related to climate change. This forum is intended to bring together a unique, multi-disciplinary group of local stakeholders, environmental professionals, scientists, and community leaders to share how they are working on climate change issues in Southern California, statewide, and at the national level. The report is a brief summary of the information presented during this forum.

Offshore Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight

Sea Grant & Aquarium of the Pacific

July 1, 2015

Offshore Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight

The Sea Grant Workshop on Offshore Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight was convened in April 2015 to develop the frames of reference and rationale for creation of an offshore finfish aquaculture industry in southern California.

Coping With the California Drought Crisis
December 9, 2014

Coping With the California Drought Crisis

Preparing Southern California for Extreme Weather-Related Events

Aquarium of the Pacific & the California Department of Water and Power

January 8, 2013

Preparing Southern California for Extreme Weather-Related Events

This report is a brief summary of the forum held on November 28-29, 2012 at the Aquarium of the Pacific. For each of the four categories of extreme weather- related events that were ranked as having the greatest potential to cause serious disruptions in Southern California, we present a brief summary and an abbreviated set of recommended actions.

Using Scenario Planning to Shape the Future of the Southern California Bight
October 5, 2012

Using Scenario Planning to Shape the Future of the Southern California Bight

and the Southern California Urban Ocean

The Aquarium of the Pacific is releasing a new report from an Aquatic Forum that gathered ocean experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss the future of Southern California’s Urban Ocean that was held on July 24-26, 2012.

Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) in the Southern California Bight

Aquarium of the Pacific

September 27, 2011

Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) in the Southern California Bight

In July 2011 the Aquarium of the Pacific together with the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute and Sea Grant program hosted a forum to discuss coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP). The report was released in October 2011.

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