Abstract Title

Session S-09F: Emerging Tools for Synthesizing and Communicating Ecosystem Information II

Keywords

Planning Assessment & Communication

Location

Room 602-603

Start Date

2-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 12:00 PM

Description

Advances in online communication and digital media are changing the way ecosystem information is shared and understood. New and emerging technologies provide opportunities for networked science that can greatly benefit Puget Sound and Salish Sea ecosystem recovery through improved information flow and unprecedented access to scientific literature and data. The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound (www.eopugetsound.org) is an online resource published by the University of Washington in collaboration with the Puget Sound Partnership. Its mission is to synthesize and document the state of the science of ecosystem recovery in the region. Through a topic editor system inspired by efforts such as the Encyclopedia of Earth and Encyclopedia of Life, an editorial board of leading scientists recruits and reviews content concerning interdisciplinary topics related to Puget Sound protection and restoration. These topics include Biology: such as the status of species, habitats and foodwebs; Chemistry: marine, freshwater, sediment, pollution and stormwater; Physical environment: geology, bathymetry, cartography, meteorology, physical oceanography and hydrology; Climate change: effects on the watershed and marine environment; Ecosystem-based management: including conservation assessment and ecosystem indicators; Social sciences: such as human wellbeing, fisheries, culture, and history. The Encyclopedia was formally launched in October 2012 by the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute and receives major support from the Environmental Protection Agency. This presentation will describe the Encyclopedia’s editorial structure, its ongoing synthesis work and lessons learned during its initial startup period.

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May 2nd, 10:30 AM May 2nd, 12:00 PM

Building the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound: A new resource for ecosystem recovery

Room 602-603

Advances in online communication and digital media are changing the way ecosystem information is shared and understood. New and emerging technologies provide opportunities for networked science that can greatly benefit Puget Sound and Salish Sea ecosystem recovery through improved information flow and unprecedented access to scientific literature and data. The Encyclopedia of Puget Sound (www.eopugetsound.org) is an online resource published by the University of Washington in collaboration with the Puget Sound Partnership. Its mission is to synthesize and document the state of the science of ecosystem recovery in the region. Through a topic editor system inspired by efforts such as the Encyclopedia of Earth and Encyclopedia of Life, an editorial board of leading scientists recruits and reviews content concerning interdisciplinary topics related to Puget Sound protection and restoration. These topics include Biology: such as the status of species, habitats and foodwebs; Chemistry: marine, freshwater, sediment, pollution and stormwater; Physical environment: geology, bathymetry, cartography, meteorology, physical oceanography and hydrology; Climate change: effects on the watershed and marine environment; Ecosystem-based management: including conservation assessment and ecosystem indicators; Social sciences: such as human wellbeing, fisheries, culture, and history. The Encyclopedia was formally launched in October 2012 by the University of Washington Puget Sound Institute and receives major support from the Environmental Protection Agency. This presentation will describe the Encyclopedia’s editorial structure, its ongoing synthesis work and lessons learned during its initial startup period.