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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Senior Consultant, Marine Spatial Planning
Institution
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO ( IOC)
7, place de Fontenoy Paris cedex 07 75732
Address
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO 7, place de Fontenoy
Paris cedex 07
75732
France
Tel (0033) 143265701
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Website http://unesco-ioc-marinesp.be, http://charles-ehler.com
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree Masters Degree in Regional Planning
Job type Teaching/Education , Natural Resource Management , Decision Making & Policy , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution
Research Activities Marine Spatial Planning Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Marine Protected Area Management Climate Change Adaptation Program/Project Evaluation
Research Region 102
Skills/Expertise Marine Spatial Planning Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Marine Protected Area Management Climate Change Adaptation Program/Project Evaluation
Comments Charles Norman Ehler is the President of Ocean Visions Consulting. He lives and works in Paris, France, often as a marine spatial planning consultant to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and other international and non-governmental organizations. His marine spatial planning work at UNESCO has been supported since 2006 by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Before moving to Paris in 2005, he was a senior executive for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and US Environmental Protection Agency for 32 years. Prior to his US government service he taught regional planning and natural resources management at the University of Michigan, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was the Marine Vice-Chair of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas from 2000-2005. In 2007 he received an award from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for his work on coastal adaptation and its contribution to the award of the Nobel Prize to the IPCC. He is the author of over 100 publications, including a 2009 UNESCO/IOC guide to marine spatial planning, a 2011 report on Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic Ocean for the Aspen Institute's Commission on Climate Change in the Arctic, and a 2011 report on the future of the UNESCO World Heritage marine program. Ehler and his collaborator Fanny Douvere (now Coordinator of UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme) “…have done more than perhaps anyone to advance the field of marine spatial planning in the past five years, traveling to dozens of workshops and conferences worldwide to present on the subject of marine spatial planning” (Marine Ecosystems and Management Newletter, August-September 2010).
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr. Charles EHLER)

Ehler, Charles N. (in review). Back to the future: integrating past, present, and future. In: Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation: Applying the Past to Manage for the Future (eds., Kittinger, McClenachan, Gedan, & Blight). University of California Press: Berkeley, CA, USA. Ehler, Charles N. (in press). Pan-Arctic marine spatial planning: an idea whose time has come. In: Elizabeth Tedsen, ed., Arctic Marine Governance: opportunities for trans-Atlantic cooperation. Springer. Ehler, Charles N., 2013. A challenge to marine spatial planning?more than half the area of the world?s coastal countries is already underwater! OpenChannels: Forum for Ocean Planning and Management website (http://openchannels.org/blog/cehler/challenge-marine-spatial-planning-more-half-area-world?s-coastal-countries-already), 14 March 2013 Ehler, Charles N., 2013. The status and future of Marine Spatial Planning. Open Channels: Forum for Ocean Planning and Management website. See: http://openchannels.org. January, and re-printed in Marine Ecosystems & Management Newsletter, Vol. 6, no. 4, February-March 2013, pp. 4 Ehler, Charles N., 2012. A Global Review of Marine Spatial Planning. Internal report prepared for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Mediterranean. September. 123 p. Ehler, Charles N., 2012. 13 Myths of Marine Spatial Planning. Marine Ecosystems and Management Newsletter. Vol. 5, no. 5. April-May. pp. 5-7. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2012. Marine spatial planning: identifying the critical elements for success. In: Ciccotelli, Elia, and Benigno Calo, eds. Spatial Planning: Strategies, Developments and Management. Nova Sciences Publishers: Hauppauge, NY, USA. pp. 233-250 Ehler, Charles N., 2012. The top 15 publications on marine spatial planning. Open Channels: Forum for Ocean Planning and Management website. See: http://openchannels.org/literature-library/top-msp Ehler, Charles N., 2011. Marine spatial planning: an idea whose time has come. In: Annual Report of the Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems. International Energy Agency. Paris, France. pp. 96-100. Ehler, Charles N., 2011. Marine spatial planning in the Arctic. Marine Ecosystems and Management. Vol. 4, no. 5. April-May. pp. 7-8. Ehler, Charles N., and Fanny Douvere, 2011. Navigating the Future of Marine World Heritage. Results from the First World Heritage Marine Site Managers Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1-3 December 2010. World Heritage Papers 28. World Heritage Centre, UNESCO: Paris, France. 82 p. Gold, B.D, M. Pastoors, D. Babb-Brott, C. Ehler, M. King, F. Maes, K. Mengerink, M. Müller, T.Pitta e Cunha, M. Ruckelhaus, P. Sandifer, K. Veum, 2011. Integrated Marine Policies and Tools. CALAMAR (Cooperation Across the Atlantic for Marine Governance Integration) Expert Paper. Ecologic Institute: Berlin and Washington. 24 p. Ehler, Charles N., 2011. Marine Spatial Planning in the Arctic: a first step toward ecosystem-based management. A report of the Aspen Institute?s Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute. January pp. 40-82. Ehler, Charles N., 2011. Balancing the change implied by adpative management with the certainty promised by marine spatial planning. Marine Ecosystems and Management. Vol. 4, no. 3. December 2010-January 2011. pp. 3-4. Ehler, Charles N., and Fanny Douvere, 2010. An International perspective on marine spatial planning initiatives. Environments. Vol. 37(3), pp. 9-20. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2010. The importance of monitoring and evaluation in adaptive maritime spatial planning. Journal of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management. Special issue on Maritime Spatial Planning. Vol 15, No. 2. pp. 305-311. Ehler, Charles N. Does marine spatial planning have to be ecosystem-based?, 2010. Marine Ecosystems and Management. Vol. 3, no. 4. February-March. p. 2. Ehler, Charles N., and Fanny Douvere, 2010. 2009 Baltic Sea Scorecard: Measuring Progress toward Integrated Sea Use Management in the Baltic Sea. WWF Baltic Sea Programme: Solna, Sweden. 26 p. Ehler, Charles N., 2010. Summary of the Conference. Future Use of the Polish Maritime Areas for Economic and Ecological Purposes. Instytut Morski w Gdansku: Gdansk, Poland. pp. 17-21. (English and Polish) Ehler, Charles N., and Fanny Douvere, 2009. Marine Spatial Planning: A Step-by-Step Approach toward Ecosystem-based Management. IOC Manual & Guides No. 53, IOCAM Dossier No. 6. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO: Paris, France. 99 p. (translated into Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Spanish) Ehler, Charles N., and 26 other authors, 2009. Planning framework options for the Massachusetts Ocean Plan. UMass Boston Planning Frameworks Team and the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership. Urban Harbors Research Institute: Boston. Publication No. 4. 29 p. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2009. Ecosystem-based marine spatial management: a new paradigm for the management of coastal and marine places. Ocean Yearbook 23. April. pp. 1-7. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2009. New perspectives on sea use management: initial findings from European experience with marine spatial planning, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 90. January. pp. 77-88. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2009. Marine spatial planning: a promising new paradigm for applying an integrated, ecosystem approach to ocean management. Proceedings of the ICES 2008 Annual Science Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia. ICES. Paper E-24 in Theme Session E: Marine Spatial Planning. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, issue eds., 2008. Special Issue on Ecosystem-based, Marine Spatial Management. Marine Policy. 32 (August). Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2008. Introduction. Special Issue on Ecosystem-based, Marine Spatial Management (Douvere & Ehler, eds). Marine Policy. 32: 759-761. Ehler, Charles N. Conclusions: benefits, lesssons learned, and future challenges of marine spatial planning. 2008. Special Issue on Ecosystem-based, Marine Spatial Management (Douvere & Ehler, eds.). Marine Policy. 32: 840-843. Ehler, Charles N., and Fanny Douvere, 2007. Visions for a Sea Change. Technical Report of the International Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning, 8-10 November 2006. ICAM Dossier Series, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission: UNESCO: Paris, France. IOC Manual & Guides No. 46, ICAM Dossier 3. 84 p. Douvere, Fanny, and Charles N. Ehler, 2007. A summary of the International Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning, 8-10 November 2006. Marine Policy. Vol. 31. July. pp. 582-583. Young, Oran, Gail Osherenko, Julia Ekstrom, Larry B. Crowder, John Ogden, James A. Wilson, Jon C. Day, Fanny Douvere, Charles N. Ehler, Karen McLeod, and Robbin Peach, 2007. Solving the crisis in ocean governance: place-based management of ocean ecosystems. Environment. Vol. 49, no. 4. May 2007. pp. 20-32. Crowder, L.B., G. Osherenko, O.R. Young, S. Airame, E.A. Norse, N. Baron, J. Day, F. Douvere, C. Ehler, B. Halpern, S.J. Langdon, K.L. McLeod, J.C. Ogden, R. Peach, A.A. Rosenberg, and J.A. Wilson, 2006. Resolving mismatches in U.S. ocean governance. Science. Vol. 313, 4 August, pp. 617-618. Belfiore, Stefano, Julian Barbiere, Robert Bowan, Biliana Cicin-Sain, Charles Ehler, Camille Mageau, Dan McDougall, and Robert Siron, 2006. A Handbook for Measuring the Progress and Outcomes of Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management. IOC Manuals and Guides No. 46; ICAM Dossier 2. Paris: UNESCO. 217 p. Ehler, Charles N., and Chua, Thia-Eng. 2006. The ecosystem approach to integrated ocean and coastal management. Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands Newsletter. No. 9, April. p. 6-10. At http://www.globaloceans.org


Created: 2007-01-24 Last Updated: 2013-07-10 by Charles EHLER