Informatics approaches as basis for integrating science and governance across scales in large marine ecosystems.

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The many scales encountered in assessing and managing large marine ecosystems (LMEs) presents a level of diversity and heterogeneity, or complexity, and presents a challenge to those diverse stakeholders and contributors (spanning the spectrum from the general public through decision makers and on to scientists).

In turn, the network of LMEs is necessarily complex, i.e. there is not one overall 'categorization', or 'typing' of LMEs.

The clear and overarching goal is to sustainable governance (broadly cast) of LMEs based on the best science; data and information.

The basis for maxmizing potential for success lies in the application of modern informatics theory and practice, including use cases, information modeling, and scalable multi-modal network design.

Forms of vertical integration are presented, as are the ways in which stakeholder identities and roles are preserved and respected.

We outline what the resulting virtual organization may look like, and conclude with some tactical steps now that the immediacy of ecosystem based management of the oceans is apparent world wide.


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April 13, 2012
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