Marine Information Matters: Probing Its Use and Influence in Policy and Decision Making


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The Environmental Information: Use and Influence research initiative, in collaboration with its governmental and non-governmental partners, presents a public lecture and one-day workshop. Both the workshop and the lecture will be of particular interest to students and researchers on marine sciences and public policy, and staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations. Both events are open with no registration fee, but an RSVP (to is required for the workshop to assist with planning.



•   to provide a progress report on EIUI-Partnership Grant case studies

•   to review the key research questions and approaches

•   to consider methodologies for measuring use and influence of scientific information

•   to consider next steps in the research, including existing and potential collaborations


Friday, 20 September 2013

Public Lecture, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

“How Does Information Influence Policy? The Role of Fishery Organizations in Policy-Making for Fisheries”

Dr. Richard Grainger, Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome)

Room 3089, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue

See our blog post about the lecture for details


Saturday, 21 September 2013

Workshop, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Room 3089, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue

Workshop Schedule

9:00 - 9:15Introduction and objectives of the workshop
9:15 - 9:30Key research questions
9:30 - 9:45Research methodologies (measuring use/influence)
9:45 - 10:00Some key results of the EIUI initiative
10:00 - 10:15The importance and complexity of the science-policy interface
10:15 - 10:30Break (coffee/tea)
10:30 - 11:50Current EIUI case studies
11:50 - 12:00Morning wrap-up
12:00 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 2:30Partner engagement (partners speak about interests/questions)
2:30 - 3:30Roundtable discussions
3:30 - 3:45Break (coffee /tea)
3:45 - 4:15Reporting and observations of the day’s discussion by Richard Grainger
4:15 - 5:00Discussion of next steps

Note: Refreshment breaks and light lunch will be provided for all participants RSVP by Wednesday, 18 September 2013