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dc.contributor.authorPearlman, Jay
dc.contributor.authorButtigieg, Pier Luigi
dc.contributor.authorBushnell, Mark
dc.contributor.authorDelgado, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorHermes, Juliet
dc.contributor.authorHeslop, Emma
dc.contributor.authorHörstmann, Cora
dc.contributor.authorIsensee, Kirsten
dc.contributor.authorKarstensen, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorLambert, Arno
dc.contributor.authorLara-Lopez, Ana
dc.contributor.authorMuller-Karger, Frank
dc.contributor.authorMunoz Mas, Cristian
dc.contributor.authorPearlman, Francoise
dc.contributor.authorPissierssens, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPrzeslawski, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Pauline
dc.contributor.authorvan Stavel, Jordan
dc.contributor.authorVenkatesan, Ramasamy
dc.identifier.citationPearlman, J., Buttigieg, P.L., Bushnell, M., Delgado, C., Hermes, J. et al (2021) Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices to enable Interoperability in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:619685, 7pp. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.619685en_US
dc.description.abstractThe UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade) challenges marine science to better inform and stimulate social and economic development while conserving marine ecosystems. To achieve these objectives, we must make our diverse methodologies more comparable and interoperable, expanding global participation and foster capacity development in ocean science through a new and coherent approach to best practice development. We present perspectives on this issue gleaned from the ongoing development of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS). The OBPS is collaborating with individuals and programs around the world to transform the way ocean methodologies are managed, in strong alignment with the outcomes envisioned for the Ocean Decade. However, significant challenges remain, including: (1) the haphazard management of methodologies across their lifecycle, (2) the ambiguous endorsement of what is “best” and when and where one method may be applicable vs. another, and (3) the inconsistent access to methodological knowledge across disciplines and cultures. To help address these challenges, we recommend that sponsors and leaders in ocean science and education promote consistent documentation and convergence of methodologies to: create and improve context-dependent best practices; incorporate contextualized best practices into Ocean Decade Actions; clarify who endorses which method and why; create a global network of complementary ocean practices systems; and ensure broader consistency and flexibility in international capacity development.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subject.otherUN Ocean Decadeen_US
dc.subject.otherOcean Decadeen_US
dc.subject.otherBest practicesen_US
dc.subject.otherCapacity developmenten_US
dc.titleEvolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices to enable Interoperability in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Cross-disciplineen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleFrontiers in Marine Scienceen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issueArticle 619685.en_US
dc.description.bptypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)en_US
dc.description.frontiers2020-10-20 Pearlman

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