MacDonald, B. H., Wells, P. G., Cordes, R. E., Hutton, G. R. G., Woods, J. L. & Soomai, S. S. (2009). From science to decisions: influence of marine environmental grey literature. 5th Annual Sustainability and Environmental Research Symposium, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 20, 2009.
Our research studies the influence of information published as “grey literature” by four governmental marine environment and resource organizations. Results to date are enhancing our understanding of the production, diffusion, and use of such information, which is now largely available online. Barriers to effective use of information are also being identified.