The goal for the Census of Marine Life’s Synthesis Phase was to integrate and synthesize the vast information gathered by the Census Projects and other research activities into common themes and overarching messages to ensure comprehensive content and that a cohesive suite of Census products were communicated to the world at the end of the first Census of Marine Life in 2010.
Synthesis Group Members – link to photos and information about us
Letter to the CoML Community (22 July 2008) from Paul Snelgrove, Synthesis Chair. This letter describes the different levels (e.g., program-level, within project, cross-project) of CoML’s synthesis strategy and includes a timeline of important dates.
Synthesis Organizational Schematic (individuals and groups)
Census of Marine Life Writing Style Guidelines (revised 21 Oct 09)
Census-wide Synthesis Initiatives (Full Census)
[Census Digest Book]
Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count
by Paul V. R. Snelgrove, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge), 286 pages.
NRIC PLoS ONE Collection (Charles Griffiths and Michele DuRand, Census internal editors)
PLoS ONE: Marine Biodiversity and Biogeography – Regional Comparisons of Global Issues
Launched 2 August 2010: http://www.ploscollections.org/coml/marine_biodiversity
Collection Citation: PLoS ONE: Marine Biodiversity and Biogeography – Regional Comparisons of Global Issues (2010) PLoS Collections: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/issue.pcol.v02.i09
Cross-Project Synthesis Information (Across Projects)
Cross-Project Synthesis Products – link to list of products and pdf files of proposals
[Contributed Chapters Book]
Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution and Abundance
edited by Alasdair D. McIntyre, Blackwell Publishing Ltd. (Oxford), 384 pages.
CoML Future Scenarios
Future Scenarios Slides (~12MB)
Upcoming Synthesis-Related Dates:
- October 4-6, 2010: “Census of Marine Life 2010: A Decade of Discovery”, London, UK
- October 7, 2010: Census Leadership Meeting, London, UK