A HEALTHIER OCEAN STARTS WITH DATA.
Global Marine Conservation Assessment Project
This new project aims to I) determine what management strategies are in place, and 2) assess how they are working, using sharks as an indicator. The information for this will come from various sources, including the observations of experienced marine resource users around the world.
Before Dec 30, 2015
eOceans New Survey is gathering the observations of professional and recreational marine resource users around the world to improve our understanding of current conservation strategies.
10 minute questionnaire
This short survey asks experienced divers, fishers, snorkelers, surfers, stand-up-paddleboarders, boaters and other ocean explorers to summarize their observations from the country where they have the most experience. These data will be used to help better understand current management strategies for sharks and rays, and to direct future strategies.
3 main parts:
- Your experience - how long have you been in the area and what do you do there.
- What sharks have you seen in the area - this CAN DEFINITELY be ZERO. If you haven't seen any sharks in this area - your observations matter!
- What management strategies are in place in this area and how they are working?
Then, share with other experienced people
After you have filled it out, ask others you consider to be experienced in your area to contribute their observations as well - because every perspective helps.
The data gathered will be analyzed and written up for peer-reviewed publication in the spring-summer of 2016.