The Fisheries Information and Technology Section of the American Fisheries Society encourages you to submit abstracts to present in the following two symposia at the American Fisheries Society Conference in Spokane, Washington, August 21-25, 2022.
“MacGyvering”: Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science
We want to hear from all you tinkerers, inventers, and repurposers…the “MacGyvers” of fish science. Fish scientists are often successful in “MacGyvering” innovative solutions to a question or problem. You do this by inventing, building, or repurposing technology or analytical tools, especially when resources or existing tools are limited or nonexistent. We want you to share successes and failures of your applications and processes, ideas for further exploration, and results of research where your innovative solution was utilized. We hope that by sharing, you will spark further development, facilitate adoption of useful tools, and inspire others to explore innovative problem solving in fisheries science.
We invite you to submit an abstract to join us for this symposium by the submittal deadline of April 8, 2022. (https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/call-for-abstracts-2/)
Please be sure to reference “MacGyvering”: Innovative Problem Solving in Fisheries Science when you submit your abstract to be connected to our symposium.
Bringing it all together: data integration for fisheries research and management success
The symposium will showcase successful data integration approaches used by a diversity of experts who integrate fisheries and aquatic data across different types of boundaries and geographic scales. The processes undertaken to achieve integration, lessons learned, unexpected benefits of the integration process, how to maintain integrated datasets, and use cases for these data products will be discussed. The session will end with a round table discussion to explore opportunities for coordinating data integration efforts and streamlining future integration efforts.
We invite you to submit an abstract to join us for this symposium by the submittal deadline of April 8, 2022. (https://afsannualmeeting.fisheries.org/call-for-abstracts-2/). Please be sure to reference Bringing it all together: data integration for fisheries research and management success when you submit your abstract in order to be connected to this symposium.