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Summary and proceedings available from the August 27 workshop on ocean health
Providing guidance for forming partnerships between citizen science practitioners, scientists and managers
Learn about the work of the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
Proceedings from the June 11 OPC-SAT workshop on Ocean Health as a Scientific Concept and Management Goal
Final Report of the Science Advisory Committee for Red Abalone Density Estimates
For all updates and resources related to the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel
"Putting the Pieces Together," a guide for designing expert judgment processes
The last decade has seen a surge in calls for better integration of the best available scientific information into coastal and marine management. Despite this growing chorus of support, incorporating science into policy is no simple matter. Scientists and policymakers often run into trouble collaborating harmoniously because they are enmeshed in disparate worlds that operate with different time scales, processes, and even languages.
Ocean Science Trust is expert at living in and understanding both of these worlds. Carefully, yet boldly, we are building a bridge constructed of our independence, integrity, and knowledge that links science with policy in ways that result in better management. This is what we call Science Integration.
To learn more, read this interview with Executive Director, Skyli McAfee.