Report of the Workshop on Strategic Data Policies, Rome, Italy, 21–22 September 2015

Type Article
Date 2018
Language English
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Author(s) FAO
Contributor(s) Leblond EmilieORCID, Harscoat ValerieORCID
Source FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report (2070-6987) (FAO), 2018 , N. 1180
Note ISBN: 978-92-5-109711-3

This document contains the report of the Strategic Data policy workshop held in Rome from 21 to 22 September. Originally targeting the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Region, it expended to a global scope with the SWIO Region as an example. As a consequence, its main objective was “Developing strategies and best practices for investments in an efficient data supply chain, of global value, building on the Indian Ocean situation used as case study. Working sessions aimed to analyze different cases though projects/initiatives presentations and discussions to identify what worked and what didn’t to define general principles, identify challenges and propose strategies and best practices for cost-efficient and sustainable investments in fisheries data collection, sharing and utilization. Key principles were raised by the participants to keep tools, methodology and process in the data supply chain simple and to reuse as much as possible what already exists. Seventeen key points were identified during the discussion as common issues/common needs/general principles and were organized and developed in the Expert Document “Strategies and Best Practices”.

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FAO (2018). Report of the Workshop on Strategic Data Policies, Rome, Italy, 21–22 September 2015. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report, (1180). Open Access version :