Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies (ACCESS)
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary click here to download full map

The Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies (ACCESS) is a partnership that supports marine wildlife conservation and healthy marine ecosystems in northern and central California by conducting ocean research to inform resource managers, policy makers and conservation partners.

Effective management and conservation of natural resources requires adaptive management strategies that are informed by robust analysis of past and present data and information at an ecosystem scale.

ACCESS focuses on the oceanic habitats in Federal and State waters of northern and central California, encompassing NOAA – National Marine Sanctuary waters (Cordell Bank, Greater Farallones and Monterey Bay) and the potential National Marine Sanctuary expansion area south of Point Arena.

ACCESS was formed by Point Blue Conservation Science, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

Download a 1-page description of our project.