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Enhancing data mobilisation through a centralised data repository for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): Providing the resources to promote an ecosystem-based management framework.

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Data and knowledge mobilisation are significant challenges in ecology and resource management, with the journey from data collection through to management action often left incomplete due to difficulties sharing information across diverse and dispersed communities. This disconnect between science and management must be resolved if we are to successfully tackle the increasing impact of human activity on our ecosystems. Across their North Atlantic range, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) populations are in steep decline in many areas and urgent actions are required to curb this decline. Being commercially important this species has been subject to intense research, but management action often suffers from both a lack of access to this knowledge resource and support for its integration into effective management strategies. To respond to this challenge, the science and management communities must place higher priority on mobilising existing and emerging knowledge sources to inform current and future resource use and mitigation strategies. This approach requires a more complete picture of the current salmon ecology data and knowledge landscape, new mechanisms to enable data mobilisation and re-use, and new research to describe and parameterise the responses of wild populations to habitat changes. Here we present a unique interface for registering and linking data resources relevant to the Atlantic salmon life cycle that can address the data mobilisation aspect of these challenges. The Salmon Ecosystem Data Hub is a salmon -specific metadata catalogue, natively interoperable with many existing data portals, which creates a low resis-tance pathway to maximise visibility of data relevant to Atlantic salmon. This includes the capacity to annotate datasets with life-stage domains and variable classes, thereby permitting dispersed data to be formally con-textualised and integrated to support hypotheses specific to scenario-based modelling and decision-making. The alignment and mobilisation of data within the Salmon Ecosystem Data Hub will help advance the development of appropriate environmentally driven forecast models and an ecosystem-based management approach for Atlantic salmon that optimises future management strategies.

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hal-03788665 , version 1 (26-09-2022)

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Graeme Diack, Colin Bull, Scott Akenhead, Tim van der Stap, Brett C. Johnson, et al.. Enhancing data mobilisation through a centralised data repository for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): Providing the resources to promote an ecosystem-based management framework.. Ecological Informatics, 2022, 70, ⟨10.1016/j.ecoinf.2022.101746⟩. ⟨hal-03788665⟩
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