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On June 8th, World Oceans Day, NII Principal, Dr. Ian Dutton presented an impact investors perspective on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations Oceans Conference held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The World Oceans Conference was a major event organized by the UN to focus on implementation of SDG14. SDG 14 seeks to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable...

Nautilus Impact Investment recently expanded our expertise in Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation when Associate Katherine Schake completed the Conservation Coaches Training in Ashland, Oregon this past May. Fellow conservation coaches participating included folks from World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. A big thank you to John...

Knowledge integration from the bottom up is key for better management of biodiversity and cultural traditions in ancestral estates. In 2015, Nautilus Impact Investing principal Ian Dutton was invited to contribute to an innovative multi-faceted evaluation of an Indigenous Protected Area program in Australia–the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Plan. Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) are voluntarily dedicated by Indigenous...

Alaska Ocean Cluster

Alaska Ocean Cluster


Posted By on May 18, 2017

  Nautilus, in collaboration with Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association, hosted a forum this week in Anchorage on an innovative idea for boosting the economy of Alaska’s fisheries – the Alaska Ocean Cluster. Featured speaker Thor Siffusson, Founding Director of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, who addressed more than 25 Alaskan industry leaders and policymakers via Skype from Reykjavik. He spoke of his realization...

Open Standards Training

Open Standards Training


Posted By on April 17, 2017

Nautilus staff co-led a comprehensive Open Standards Adaptive Management Training Course for 15 staff of Region 7 of US Fish and Wildlife Service from April 10-14. The training was designed to familiarize USFWS staff with the Open Standards approach and Miradi, the software that supports application of Open Standards. The training featured case studies of existing uses of Open Standards throughout Alaska as well as case studies from...

Partnerships and new approaches to generating greater returns on fisheries research and management investments were the focus of Ian Dutton’s keynote address to the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership Symposium, held this April in Sterling, Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership (KPFHP) brings together a wide range of government, community, tribal and non-government organizations to support healthy fish,...