Facilitating Next Generation Science Collaboration: Marine Ecosystems Status Reports and Assessments

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Authors:Peter Fox


A 3-year initiative has developed and deployed an online environment for the development of marine fisheries ecosystem status report retaining traceability and verifiability of developed indicators in figures, tables and supporting captions and narratives. This environment is intended to be a key step toward science collaborations for an integrated ecosystem assessment (IEA) system based an information science and semantic technologies. The intention is to advance the capacity of an IEA to provide the foundation for synthesis and quantitative analysis of natural and socio-economic ecosystem information to support ecosystem-based management. In particular, the initiative is create the capacity to assess the impacts of changing climate on two large marine ecosystems: the northeast U.S. and the California Current. Enhanced collaboration is required to achieve these goals: interaction and information sharing within and among diverse data providers, analysis tool developers and user groups that constitute the broader coastal and marine ecosystem science application community. This presentation indicates the methods and technical approaches used and how semantic solutions are fundamental to this initiative. We conclude with future prospects for application to marine ecosystem studies worldwide. ECO-OP team.


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November 29, 2014
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