OceanBestPractices (OBP) is a secure, permanent document (and other objects) repository. It aims to provide a discovery point for research groups to search and find community accepted existing ocean best practices. This service also invites the ocean research, observation and data/information management communities to submit their own best practice documents to share globally with their colleagues. More...

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  • A Standardised Vocabulary for Identifying Benthic Biota and Substrata from Underwater Imagery: The CATAMI Classification Scheme. 

    Althaus, Franziska; Hill, Nicole; Ferrari, Renata; Edwards, Luke; Przeslawski, Rachel; Schönberg, Christine H. L.; Stuart-Smith, Rick; Barrett, Neville; Edgar, Graham; Colquhoun, Jamie; Tran, Maggie; Jordan, Alan; Rees, Tony; Gowlett-Holmes, Karen (2015)
    Imagery collected by still and video cameras is an increasingly important tool for minimal impact, repeatable observations in the marine environment. Data generated from imagery includes identification, annotation and ...
  • Protocol for TSS Blank Collection1. [Training video] 

    Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) (CSIRO/Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), Canberra, Australia, 2018)
    Instructional video for Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) TSS Blank Collection1 – Protocol for IMOS TSS blank collection (2.08 mins) ........
  • Passive Acoustic Monitoring from Fixed Platform Observatories. Deliverable 12.6, FixO3. 

    Van der Schaar, Mike; Andre, Michel; Delory. Eric; Gillespie, Doug; Rolin, Jean-Francoise (IFREMER for FIXO3, Brest, France, 2017)
    The development of fixed platform observatories provides an excellent opportunity to measure ocean noise and to acoustically monitor for marine mammals. The addition of passive acoustic monitoring equipment to such a ...
  • A method to extract fishers’ knowledge (FK) to generate evidence for sustainable management of fishing gears. 

    Deshpandea, Paritosh C.; Brattebøb, Helge; Feta, Annik Magerholm (2019)
    The dangerous effects of Abandoned, Lost or Discarded Fishing Gears (ALDFG) is documented in the literature. However, there exists an overall lack of understanding in quantifying the pollution loads of fishing gears (FG) ...
  • Manaus Letter: Recommendations for the Participatory Monitoring of Biodiversity. 

    Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership (PMMP); Constantino, Pedro; Silvius, Kirsten; Kleine Buening, Jan; Arroyo, Paulina; Danielsen, Finn; Durigan, C.C.; Estupinen, G.; Hvalkof, Søren; Poulsen, Michael Køie; Ribeiro, Katia (Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership (PMMP), Manaus, Brasil, 2015)
    Recommendations regarding best practices for participatory, community-based monitoring of biodiversity and natural resource use developed by the participants of the large International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring ...

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