New EIUI Book about the Science-Policy Interface to be Published in May 2016

The EIUI Research team is very pleased to announce that Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management will be published by CRC Press (division of Taylor & Francis) on 16 May 2016. This volume, edited by Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, and Peter G. Wells, brings together an international team of over thirty authors to examine the role scientific information plays in policy- and decision-making for the management of the world’s coasts and oceans. The table of contents (see below) demonstrates the diversity of scholars and practitioners who have contributed to make this volume possible. For more information, or to pre-order a copy, visit the publisher’s website or use this flyer.


Section I Introduction

  1. Introduction

          Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, and Peter G. Wells

  1. Understanding the Science-Policy Interface in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management

          Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, and Peter G. Wells

Section II Fundamental Concepts and Principles

  1. Exploring the Role of Science in Coastal and Ocean Management: A Review

          Brian Coffey and Kevin O’Toole

  1. Science Information and Global Ocean Governance

          Jake Rice

  1. Risk Refined at the Science-Policy Interface: The International Risk Governance Framework Applied to Different Classes of Coastal Zone Risks

          Kevin Quigley and Kate Porter

  1. Governing the Marine Environment through Information: Fisheries, Shipping, and Tourism

          Hilde M. Toonen and Arthur P. J. Mol

  1. Inducing Better Stakeholder Searches for Environmental Information Relevant to Coastal Conservation

          Diana L. Ascher and William Ascher

  1. When Scientific Uncertainty Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Using Network Analysis to Understand the Building of Trust in Science

          Troy W. Hartley

  1. Designing Usable Environmental Research

          Elizabeth C. McNie, Angela Bednarek, Ryan Meyer, and Adam Parris

  1. The Balancing Act of Science in Public Policy

           Peter Gluckman and Kristiann Allen

  1. Measuring Awareness, Use, and Influence of Information— Where Theory Meets Practice

           Suzuette S. Soomai, Peter G. Wells, Bertrum. H. MacDonald, Elizabeth M. De Santo, and Anatoliy Gruzd

Section III Case Studies

  1. What Do Users Want from a State of the Environment Report? A Case Study of Awareness and Use of Canada’s State of the Scotian Shelf Report

          James D. Ross and Heather Breeze

  1. The Environmental Effects of Ocean Shipping and the Science-Policy Interface

          Elizabeth R. DeSombre

  1. Just Evidence: Opening Health Knowledge to a Parliament of Evidence

          Janice E. Graham and Mavis Jones

  1. Information Matters–The Influence of the Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee on Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management in Atlantic Canada

          Andrew G. Sherin and Alexi Baccardax Westcott

  1. A Career-Based Perspective of Science-Policy Linkages in Environment Canada: The Role of Information in Managing Human Activities in Our Ocean Spaces

          Peter G. Wells

  1. Bridging the Science-Policy Divide to Promote Fisheries Knowledge for All: The Case of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

          Lahsen Ababouch, Marc Taconet, Julian Plummer, Luca Garibaldi, and Stefania Vannuccini

  1. Informing and Improving Fisheries Management Outcomes: An Atlantic Canadian Large Pelagics Case Study by the Ecology Action Centre

          Susanna D. Fuller, Kathryn E. Schleit, Heather J. Grant, and Shannon Arnold

Section IV The Way Forward

  1. Does Information Matter in ICOM? Critical Issues and the Path Forward

          Elizabeth M. De Santo, Suzuette S. Soomai, Peter G. Wells, and Bertrum H. MacDonald



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