Citizen science and marine policy

Townhill, Bryony L. and Hyder, Kieran ORCID: (2017) Citizen science and marine policy. In: Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation. Taylor and Francis. ISBN 9781138193192

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This chapter provides a broad overview of the value and challenges of scientists and the public contributing to marine policy development and implementation. One area where coastal and marine citizen science especially holds promise is in support of policy and legislation. Marine legislation is increasing in complexity, and large data sets and evidence base are generally required to support decisions about marine policy and management because the questions that need addressing are at large spatial and temporal scales. The environmental areas in which citizen science was most embedded were non-marine biodiversity, with embeddedness in marine biodiversity much lower. Citizen science can make use of many different types of technologies, and as new technologies become available, the application of citizen science will continue to change and adapt. Citizen science data may also be used to monitor changes in the environment caused by climate change by providing information to which policy makers can respond.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2018 selection and editorial matter, John A. Cigliano and Heidi L. Ballard; individual chapters, the contributors.
Uncontrolled Keywords: agricultural and biological sciences(all),environmental science(all),sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2023 01:32
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 01:35
DOI: 10.4324/9781315638966-9

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