Open Marine Science: Can we afford NOT to?

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Marine Sciences are of relevance to many societal challenges, as well as able to capture public imagination and interest. Despite that potential, we are not the leaders we could be at making all our research output publicly accessible, to allow citizen science to take place and facilitate public awareness efforts.

Open Science principles not only feed the need for impact in a "publish or perish" reality, it also fully complements Ocean Literacy and the need to educate and engage the public in marine policy formulation based on sound science.

So, can we afford NOT to make Marine Science open by default?

Invited Presentation at the CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille 29th Oct 2013

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Open Marine Science: Can we afford NOT to?

  1. 1. ? Open Marine Science: Can we afford not to Ivo Grigorov EURO-BASIN Project Manager DTU Aqua CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013
  2. 2. “Open  science  is  the  umbrella  term  of  the   movement  to  make  scien'fic  research,   data  and  dissemina'on  accessible  to  all   levels  of  an  inquiring  society,     amateur  or  professional.”       Source:  Wikipedia,  Aug  2013     CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  3. 3. Collaborations are following funds … … or are hampered by barriers ? CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  4. 4. 2002 2011 ‘‘60% of UCL-published research was easily accessible’’ Source: Paul Ayres, Senior Manager University College London, Library & Infomation Services (pers. comm.) ‘‘around 50% of scientific papers published in 2011 now available for free’’ Source: Proportion of Open Access Peer-Reviewed Papers in 2004-2011, Science Metrix Aug 2013, EC Commissioned Study http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-786_en.htm … and the rest ? CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  5. 5. … among “OCEAN ACIDIFICATION” & “GEO-ENGINEERING” publications … <40% visible on Google Scholar 2008                                        2009                                      2010   Source: Personal Trials 2009-2011 using Google Scholar
  6. 6. … so, how can we make EACH step of Marine Research open to society … * FUNDER SUPPORTED
  7. 7. Open Science Mutiplies Serendipity in other fileds … CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  8. 8. …  so  why  not  in  OURS  ?   Jim Hansen’s collaborator at NASA GISS, Dr Ruedy says: “I hope to switch to your version.” Source:  Grigorov  2011,  ”Should  Ci'zen  Scien'sts   play  with  Climate  &  Ecosystem  Moldes?”,     European  Geoscience  Union  NewsleQer   CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  9. 9. How can we implement OS in Marine Science ? Rese  arch  Ins9tu9ons   Academic  Staff   Today`s     Graduate   Student   Scien9st  of   Tomorrow   Project  Managers   Librarians   FUNDERS:  Na9onal  &  EC   www.fosteropenscience.eu CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  10. 10. And one final thought: An UNCERTAINTY Paradox Uncertainties associated with lack of synoptic data and marine ecosystem baseline measurements act only as motivators to advance our research. If our disciplines are of such relevance to societal challenges, and if Open Science feeds the need for impact, why do we adopt a ”wait and see” attitude in the face of scientific publishing ”uncertainties” ? CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu
  11. 11. Thank you for the invitation & your attention! Join the Open Science experiment at www.fosteropenscience.eu @ OAforClimate ivgr @ aqua.dtu.dk CIESM 40th Congress, Marseille, 29 Oct 2013 www.fosteropenscience.eu

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