Wells, P. G., MacDonald, B. H., Cordes, R. E., Cossarini, D. M., Hutton, G. R. G., & Woods, J. L. (2009). Use and influence of marine environmental information:continued studies of the publications of intergovernmental groups such as the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment. Gulf of Maine Symposium. Advancing Ecosystem Research for the Future of the Gulf, St. Andrews, NB., RARGOM (Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine), October 4-9, 2009.
Our research studies the influence of information produced as “grey literature” by the Gulf of Maine Council (GOMC). To date we have assembled a bibliography of GOMC publications and analyzed the literature bibliometrically. GOMC publications are now distributed more efficiently via the Internet than in print and are used and cited in a number of contexts. We are proceeding with an in-depth analysis of use.