Presentations

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Soomai, S. S. (2017). Promoting ocean and governance transparency: Understanding the role of information in fisheries management. Symposium hosted by Dalhousie University, King’s College, University of Ottawa, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), Clear Seas: Transparency in Ocean Science and Ocean Governance. Halifax, 29-31 March 2017.
MacDonald, B. H. (2017). Scientific information and marine environmental decision making: Perspectives from the Environmental Information: Use and Influence Research Program. Symposium hosted by Dalhousie University, King’s College, University of Ottawa, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA), Clear Seas: Transparency in Ocean Science and Ocean Governance. Halifax, 29-31 March 2017.
MacDonald, B. H. (2017). From science to decision making: Scientific information and ocean management. Paper presented to Social Sciences and Humanities Ocean Research and Education (SSHORE) workshop, Canada’s Responsibility to our Shining Seas: Ethics, Community, Culture, 1867-2017, Halifax, 10-12 May 2017.
MacDonald, B. H., Ross, J. D., Chamberlain, S., Soomai, S. S, Cadman, R., Castillo, D., & Eck, K. (2017). Use of information at the science-policy interface. Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management Training Programme. International Ocean Institute (IOI)-Canada. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 5 July 2017.
Soomai, S. S. (2016). Elucidating the role of scientific information in decision-making for fisheries management. Ocean and Ecosystem Science Seminar Series, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 5 February 2016.
Soomai, S. S. (2016). Elucidating the role of scientific information in decision-making for fisheries management. Annual meeting of the Scientific Council, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), NAFO Secretariat, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 4 June 2016.
Soomai, S. S. (2016). Policy and governance for fisheries management: The vital role of scientific information at the science-policy interface. Coastal Zone Canada Conference, Coastal Futures; Resilience through Collaboration, Toronto, Canada, 12-16 June 2016.
Soomai, S. S. (2016). Understanding the pathways and roles of scientific information: A critical step in operationalizing ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM). Annual Science Conference, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Riga, Latvia, 19-23 September 2016.
Wilson, L. (2016). Bridging the gap: The role of bridger organizations in complex, multi-sectoral communication networks for ocean and coastal management, Coastal Zone Canada Conference, Coastal Futures; Resilience through Collaboration, Toronto, Canada, 12-16 June 2016.
Soomai, S. S., Wells, P. G., Wilson, L., Quigley, K., Stewart, I, & Jennings, C. (2016). Improving ocean management: Critical insights about information pathways to strengthen evidence-based decision-making. Panel session, 8th Canadian Science Policy Conference, A New Culture of Policy Making and Evidence-Based Decision-Making: Horizons and Challenges. Ottawa, Canada, 8-10 November 2016. Full Entry
Soomai, S. S. (2016). Understanding the complexity of fisheries information use at the science-policy interface. Dalhousie University Information Management Public Lectures series. 6 October 2016.
Soomai, S. S. (2016). Understanding the complexity of fisheries information use at the science-policy interface. Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University, 6 October 2016.
MacDonald, B. H., Chamberlain, S., Ross, J. D., Soomai, S. S, Wells, P. G., & Wilson, L. (2016). The languages of science: Are they readable by policy makers? Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP). Paris, France, 18-21 July 2016.
Wilson, L. (2016). Research presentation on communication in multi-sectoral tidal power networks to the Socio-Economic Committee of the Fundy Energy Research Network at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 17 February 2016.
Wilson, L. (2016). Bridging the gap: The communication of information in complex, multi-sectoral networks. Dalhousie Information Management Public Lecture series. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 25 January 2016.
MacDonald, B. H., Ross, J. D., Chamberlain, S., Soomai, S. S, Wilson, L. (2016). Use of information at the science-policy interface. Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management Training Programme. International Ocean Institute (IOI)-Canada. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 30 May 2016.
Soomai, S.S. (2015). Advancing the global “Blue Growth” agenda – the critical role of marine information use at the science-policy interface. 41st International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) Annual Conference, Blue Growth: Motivating innovations in aquatic information management. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. 7-11 September 2015.
Taconet, M. (2015). iMarine in support of FAO’s Blue Growth initiative: The information requirements. Dalhousie University Information Management Public Lectures series. 8 October 2015.
MacDonald, B. H., Chamberlain, S., & McLean, S. (2015). Coastal information management. Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management Training Programme. International Ocean Institute (IOI)-Canada. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. June 2015.
MacDonald, B. H., & Ross, J. D. (2015). Crossing borders in scientific literature: The case of environmental assessment reports. 19th Conference of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / l’Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie au Canada. Toronto, Canada, 6-8 November 2015.
Ross, J. D., & MacDonald, B. H. (2015). The generation and regeneration of scientific literature: The case of environmental assessment reports. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Montreal, 7-10 July 2015.
McLean, S. (2015). A study of the use of data provided by coastal atlases in coastal policy and decision-making. Information without Borders conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 11 February 2015.
McLean, S. (2015). Coastal web atlases for coastal policy and decision-making: A study of four operational atlases. 9th International Symposium on Digital Earth, Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet. Halifax, Canada, 5-9 October 2015.
Soomai, S. S. (2015). Research talk about the communication of scientific information to the international meeting of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Halifax, 5-9 October 2015.
MacDonald, B. H. (2015). Probing the science-policy interface: Insights and challenges arising from studies of marine environmental information. Keynote address at the Informational Governance and Environmental Sustainability Symposium. Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 16-17 October 2014.
Soomai, S. S. (2015). Elucidating the role of scientific information in decision-making for fisheries management. Annual meeting of the Working Group on Ecosystem Science Assessment, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), NAFO Secretariat, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 10 November 2015.
Soomai, S. S. (2014). Measuring use of fisheries information in policy-making for fisheries management. In the special session, Does information matter? A critical question for the future of coastal zone management. Coastal Zone Canada Conference 2014. Halifax, Canada, 15-19 June 2014.
Wells, P. G., Soomai, S. S., De Santo, E. M., & MacDonald, B. H. (2014). Does information matter? Identifying critical issues related to information use in ICOM (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management). Panel discussion of the special session, Does information matter? A critical question for the future of coastal zone management. Coastal Zone Canada Conference. Halifax, Canada, 15-19 June 2014.
MacDonald, B. H., Wells, P. G., Soomai, S. S., & De Santo, E. M. (2014). Bridging the science-policy gap in marine environmental management. In the special session, Does information matter? A critical question for the future of coastal zone management. Coastal Zone Canada Conference. Halifax, Canada, 15-19 June 2014.
MacDonald, B. H., Ross, J. D., Soomai, S. S. & Wilson, L. (2014). Information management. Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management Training Programme. International Ocean Institute (IOI)-Canada. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. June 2014.
MacDonald, B. (2014). How grey literature informs policy and decision making: The necessity to understand the processes. 16th International Conference on Grey Literature, Grey Literature Lobby: Engines and Requesters for Change. Washington, DC, 8-9 December 2014.
Ross, J. D., & Breeze, H. (2014). Awareness and use of state of the environment reports: A case study of the State of the Scotian Shelf Report. In the special session, Does information matter? A critical question for the future of coastal zone management. Coastal Zone Canada Conference. Halifax, Canada, 15-19 June 2014.
Wells, P. G. (2013). From science to policy making – an overview of research on the use and influence of marine environmental and fisheries information published as grey literature. EIUI-Partnership Workshop. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20-21 September 2013.
MacDonald, B. H. (2013). Research methodologies. EIUI-Partnership Workshop. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20-21 September 2013.
Soomai, S.S. (2013). Understanding the science-policy interface: measuring use and influence of information in policy-making. 2nd Sustainable Oceans Conference. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 12-13 April 2013.
Avdic, V. (2013). Measuring use and influence: An assessment of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. EIUI-Partnership Workshop. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20-21 September 2013.
Grainger, R. (2013). How does information influence policy? The role of fishery organizations in policy-making for fisheries. Dalhousie Information Management Public Lecture series. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20 September 2013.
MacDonald, B., & Soomai, S. S. (2013). Information management for environmental solutions. Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management Training Programme. International Ocean Institute (IOI)-Canada. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. June 2013.
Ross, J. D. (2013). What do users want from an environmental assessment? A study of the State of the Scotian Shelf Report. EIUI-Partnership Workshop. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20-21 September 2013.
Soomai, S. S. (2013). The role of scientific information in policy making: An example from marine fisheries bycatch management. EIUI-Partnership Workshop. Dalhousie University, Halifax, 20-21 September 2013.
MacDonald, B. H., Soomai, S. S., De Santo, E. M., & P. G. Wells. (2012). Advancing effective integrated coastal and ocean management - Recognizing the critical role of marine information use and influence. Coastal Zone Canada Conference. Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, 9-14 June 2012.
MacDonald, B., Soomai, S., Wells, P., De Santo, E. (2012). Advancing effective integrated coastal and ocean management (ICOM): Recognizing the critical role of marine information use and influence. Dalhousie University: Halifax, NS...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B., De Santo, E. M., Quigley, K., Soomai, S. S., & Wells, P. G. (2012). Tracking the influence of grey literature in public policy contexts: The necessity and benefits of interdisciplinary research. 14th International Conference on Grey Literature, Tracking innovation through grey literature. Rome, Italy, 29-30 November 2012.
MacDonald, B. H., & Soomai, S. S. (2012). The influence of information in the science-policy interface. Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Rome, 3 December 2012.
Wells, P. (2011). Understanding the use and influence of publications of the Gulf of Maine Council. Presentation at the June 2011 Council meeting of the Gulf of Maine Council of the Marine Environment. Halifax: Dalhousie University...(Full Entry)
Wells, P. (2011). Understanding the use and influence of publications of the Gulf of Maine Council. Presentation at the March 2011 Working Group meeting of the Gulf of Maine Council of the Marine Environment. Halifax: Dalhousie University...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B. H. (2010). Information Life Cycles & Information Management for Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management. Coastal Zone Canada 2010 Conference, Charlottetown, 27 July 2010...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B.H., Soomai, S.S., and Wells, P.G.(2010). Using Environmental Grey Literature to Engage Public Participation in Decision Making: Government Transparency in Coastal Policy Development. 12th International Conference on Grey Literature, Prague, Czech Republic, 6-7 December 2010...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B. H. and Wells, P. G. (2010). Think Grey: Publications of Intergovernmental Organizations and the Challenge of Document Description and Repositories. Workshop on CRIS, CERIF and Institutional Repositories Rome, 10-11 May 2010..(Full Entry).
MacDonald, B.H., Wells, P.G., Soomai, S.S., Cossarini, D.M., Hutton, G.R.G., Cordes, R.E., Woods, J.M. & Delany, C.E. (2010). Environmental Information: Use and Influence. Faculty of Management Research Day, 12 February 2010. Dalhousie University...(Full Entry)
Soomai, S. (2009). Information and Influence in Fisheries Management: A Preliminary Study of the Shrimp and Groundfish Resources in the Brazil-Guianas Continental Shelf. Making Waves, Marine Affairs Program, Master of Marine Management (MMM) Graduate Presentation Day, August 2009. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University...(Full Entry)
Hutton, G. (2009). Scientific Grey Literature in a Digital Age: Measuring its Use and Influence in an Evolving Information Economy. Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS), May 2009...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B.H., Wells, P.G., Cordes, R. E., Cossarini, D. M. & Woods, J. L. (2009). Reading Environmental Literature: Findings from Studies of the Publications of Two Governmental Organizations. CSTHA / AHSTC Conference, Quebec City, QC, 25 - 27 September, 2009...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B., Wells, P, & Cordes, R. (2008). Who Reads and Uses Grey Literature? The Case of Publications of Two Intergovernmental Environmental Organizations. Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Oxford, UK, 25 June 2008...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B. H. (2007). From Science to Decision Making: The Track Record of "Grey" Environmental Publications. Faculty of Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, 15 November 2007...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B.H., Cordes, R. E., and Wells, P.G., (2006). Assessing the Diffusion and Impact of Grey Literature Published by International Intergovernmental Scientific Groups: The Case of the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. Eighth International Conference on Grey Literature, New Orleans, 5 December, 2006...(Full Entry)
Cordes, R. (2004). Does Anyone Use the Publications of GESAMP? Acadia University, April 2004. Halifax, NS: Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University...(Full Entry)
Cordes, R. (2003). Is Grey Literature Ever Used? Using Citation Analysis to Measure the Impact of GESAMP, an International Marine Scientific Advisory Body CAIS, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 31 May, 2003...(Full Entry)
MacDonald, B., Wells, P, & Cordes, R. (2003). Grey Literature in the Life of GESAMP, an International Marine Scientific Advisory Board. GL5- International Conference on Grey Literature,‘Grey Matters in the World of Networked Information’, 4 – 5 December 2003, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam...(Full Entry)