Management Effectiveness

Management effectiveness for national marine sanctuaries is the degree to which the National Marine Sanctuary System or a component site is meeting its ecosystem health and/or cultural resource integrity goals.

In November 2022, ONMS held a virtual workshop to discuss ways in which the System can improve its management effectiveness. See below for the workshop report, including recommendations and national marine sanctuary-specific case studies.

Workshop Report: Developing a Management Effectiveness Framework for the National Marine Sanctuary System

External Evaluations

The following is a list of past external evaluations of the ONMS on management effectiveness: