Training the next generation of ocean data scientists

When we performed our first global assessment in 2012, we did not know data science had deliberate practices and open tools that could help us work with data. Instead, we were involved in the painstaking process of preparing 100 different data sources in Excel and meticulously tracking every step in a 130 page supplemental document. Fast forward one year, we repeated this detailed and labor-intensive process for the 2013 assessment and soon realized our approach needed to change.

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Guide to navigating through OHI resources

Down the rabbit hole. No, I’m not referring to Alice in Wonderland but instead the moment you google a topic, only to emerge hours later on a completely different subject, questioning how you ended up there.

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Open data science for marine management

The single biggest motivation of the Ocean Health Index project is to use science to inform marine management. And not just any science, the best available science, data, methods, and tools. Open data science is helping us get there, with transparency, reproducibility, collaboration, and communication at its core.

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Examples of OHI and management

The Ocean Health Index (OHI) has been changing conversations about ocean management. The OHI framework helps focus the discussions about benefits that the ocean provides to people in a particular area; it helps keep management targets in mind when considering which information could be included in an OHI assessment.

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