ROSA recently published a report highlighting results from a study on data standardization and sharing related to research on the potential impacts of offshore wind on fisheries.
Key findings include:
- A range of entities, including agencies, intergovernmental groups, academic institutions, and offshore wind developers, are collecting data on potential impacts to fish and fisheries from offshore wind.
- Developer data may be available by request, as a public data repository is not currently available.
- Data is collected in multiple formats, which can inhibit regional analysis.
ROSA developed the following recommendations/actions, which were reviewed by the ROSA Advisory Council Data Accessibility Committee. ROSA should:
- Continue work to ensure fisheries data is stored, secured, and shared.
- Continue to push for data handling and sharing plans as part of research and monitoring requirements.
- Expand ROSA’s monitoring guidance by recommending or, if necessary, developing data standards.
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