Soomai, S. S., MacDonald, B. H., & Wells, P. G. (2011). The State of the Gulf of Maine Report: An Initial Study on Awareness, Use, and Influence of the Theme Papers. Halifax: Dalhousie University.
In June 2010, the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC) released
The State of the Gulf of Maine Report in a modular format composed of a context paper
and five theme papers based on priority areas identified by the Council. The papers are
available for download on the GOMC Web site (www.gulfofmaine.com).
The Environmental Information: Use and Influence (EIUI) initiative, based in the School
of Information Management, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, in
collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, conducted a study of
the initial awareness and use of The State of the Gulf of Maine Report between January
and May 2011. The main objective of the study was to determine awareness and use of
the Report by both the GOMC members and the readers of the Gulf of Maine Times, a
digital periodical produced by GOMC.