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Record number 405137
Title Does operational oceanography address the needs of fisheries and applied environmental scientists?
Author(s) Berx, B.; Dickey-Collas, M.; Skogen, M.D.; Roeck, Y.H. de
Source Oceanography : the official magazine of the Oceanography Society 24 (2011)1. - ISSN 1042-8275 - p. 166 - 171.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.14
Department(s) IMARES Visserij
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) management
Abstract Although many oceanographic data products are now considered operational, continued dialogue between data producers and their user communities is still needed. The fisheries and environmental science communities have often been criticized for their lack of multidisciplinarity, and it is not clear whether recent developments in operational oceanographic products are addressing these needs. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Working Group on Operational Oceanographic products for Fisheries and Environment (WGOOFE) identified a potential mismatch between user requirements and the perception of requirements by the providers. Through a questionnaire (98 respondents), WGOOFE identified some of these issues. Although products of physical variables were in higher demand, several biological parameters scored in the top 10 rankings. Users placed specific focus on historic time series products with monthly or annual resolution and updating on similar time scales. A significant percentage requested access to numerical data rather than graphical output. While the outcomes of this survey challenge our views of operational oceanography, several initiatives are already attempting to close the gap between user requirements and products available.
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