Event Title

State of Environment Reporting in an Age of Information Explosion

Presentation Abstract

Since the early 1970s 'State of Environment' reporting has been a globally recognized brand and approach for summarizing large amounts of environmental information for a defined region. State of Environment books or reports, typically comprised of a set of indicators, are designed to support informed decision making for governments, policy makers, and individuals. However, the reporting landscape has dramatically changed over the past half century. The amount, type and availability of data has proliferated, user and client needs for data and information have increased, and the way that people look for, digest, and share information has gone digital - all resulting in an age of 'information explosion'. I will talk about these drivers and some potential tools and approaches for modernizing environmental indicator reporting so that reporting products are accessible and engage a broad set of data and information producers, users and consumers.

Session Title

Softening Borders through Information Exchange: Monitoring and Indicator- Efforts Within and Across Boundaries in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

Policy and Management

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Document Type

Event

Location

2016SSEC

Type of Presentation

Oral

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State of Environment Reporting in an Age of Information Explosion

2016SSEC

Since the early 1970s 'State of Environment' reporting has been a globally recognized brand and approach for summarizing large amounts of environmental information for a defined region. State of Environment books or reports, typically comprised of a set of indicators, are designed to support informed decision making for governments, policy makers, and individuals. However, the reporting landscape has dramatically changed over the past half century. The amount, type and availability of data has proliferated, user and client needs for data and information have increased, and the way that people look for, digest, and share information has gone digital - all resulting in an age of 'information explosion'. I will talk about these drivers and some potential tools and approaches for modernizing environmental indicator reporting so that reporting products are accessible and engage a broad set of data and information producers, users and consumers.