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Serving the Global Village through Public Data Sharing as a Mandatory Paradigm for Seabird Biologists and Managers: Why, What, How, and a Call for an Efficient Action Plan

TitleServing the Global Village through Public Data Sharing as a Mandatory Paradigm for Seabird Biologists and Managers: Why, What, How, and a Call for an Efficient Action Plan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHuettmann, F
JournalThe Open Ornithology Journal
Volume4
Pagination1–11
Abstract

Abstract: The ocean and most of its ecosystem components are in a crisis. For instance, 16 out of 18 Albatross speciesare of serious conservation concern, and many polar species share a similar status. Public data sharing has yet to beestablished among seabird biologists towards the creation of an efficient management scheme. Here I outline in relevantdetail the overall context of global data sharing, and the issues specifically focusing on seabird data and metadata. For thefirst time, the goals, detailed database and online technicalities and required formats for sharing seabird data are outlinedwith pros and cons. Finally, an action plan is discussed on how to move towards a new ocean and seabird culture, whichhas global data sharing and sustainability as its prime goals.

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