The OMF publishes a new paper demonstrating how model-based knowledge can be linked to action in ocean ecosystem management

This paper highlights five characteristics of knowledge that help connect products to decision-making. This includes knowledge that is:

  • Aspirational
  • Parsimonious
  • Applicable
  • Co-produced
  • Amplifying

These principles are illustrated through two case studies from the OMF Sardine and Herring working groups.  In each case study, the knowledge producers, the working group members, and the knowledge products, such as model outputs and advice, are grounded in these five elements. In order to tackle increasingly complex ocean-ecosystem management issues, it is essential to effectively link such model-based knowledge to decision making.

The paper is published in the December 2018 issue of Elementa Science of the Anthropocene (6:83- 96)

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