Ocean Health Index Onboarding
Chapter 1 Welcome
Hello! This book aims to help you get “on board” with Ocean Health Index (OHI) methods and practices as you lead your own independent OHI assessment (OHI+). It helps orient you to OHI training resources, with chapters organized in the same way as we introduce OHI+ assessments at http://ohi-science.org.
The OHI process has 4 steps: Learn, Plan, Conduct, and Inform. These steps are are overlapping and iterative: as you plan your assessment you will continue to learn, as you conduct your assessment you will need to modify your plan and keep team members and stakeholders informed. You’ll also find Appendix 1 provides details about the OHI Global Assessment, which is repeated annually each year with less time and resources because of the structure we have created.
1.1 Onboarding Roadmap
The OHI Onboarding Roadmap below outlines 15 hours of training — resources that you can asynchronously watch and read as self-paced learning as your time allows. Please visit each chapter in this book, which provides further details and resources.
|OHI Onboarding Roadmap|
|Intro to OHI: Drivers & implications of change in global ocean health||45|
|Intro to OHI+: Transforming marine science for management||45|
|Best practices: Assessing ocean health using tailorable frameworks||60|
|Tailoring the OHI+ to the U.S. Northeast||45|
|Gathering and organizing data||60|
|Better science in less time||60|
|Overview of the OHI+ workflow||10|
|What is the Toolbox?||30|
|Intro to open data science||270|
|Calculations: basic workflow||120|
|Calculations: advanced workflow||60|
|Uncertainty & gapfilling||20|
1.2 Citation policy
Please see our citation policy to cite the Ocean Health Index and assessment resources.