The MPA Monitoring Enterprise strives to ensure that monitoring adopts the most feasible, cost-effective and efficient approaches to collect useful information that meets MLPA requirements.
To ensure that monitoring information is useful to MPA management, we continually evaluate the specific decisions that will be better informed through additions or changes to MPA monitoring plans and monitoring data collection.
Monitoring should also be flexible and adaptable to respond to changing priorities and available resources. Our monitoring approach has been designed to allow evaluation and prioritization of key monitoring components while maintaining the consistency needed to evaluate long-term changes in ecosystems and human uses.
Our monitoring approach has also been designed to facilitate collaborations and partnerships, such as among community organizations, and academic scientists, to take advantage of the capacity that exists in each MLPA region to provide valuable monitoring information.