MacDonald, B. H., Wells, P. G., Cordes, R. E., Hutton, G. R. G., Woods, J. L. & Soomai, S. S., Cossarini, D. M. (2009). From science to policy and decision making: investigating the use and influence of marine environmental grey literature [Abstract and Poster]. In Redden et al. (Ed.) Resource Development and Its Implications in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Proceedings of the 8th BoFEP Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, May 26-29, 2009. (BoFEP Technical Report, 4, pp. 287-288)
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.