Decision Support and Stakeholder Engagement

There often is a communication gap between end users and scientists, and between decision-makers and scientists. It is therefore an urgent need to create communication platforms to facilitate future ecosystem management. In this WP we will investigate end user values, and develop show-cases based upon interactive map-based tools that illustrates alternative future states caused by different management actions. This work will be based upon existing infrastructure for data sharing and distribution (GBIF) and open source platforms (OpenGIS Web Services, OWS). Importantly, the work will be done in close dialogue with practitioners and managers (WP leader Anders G. Finstad).