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Making Marine Life Count: A New Baseline for Policy

  • Meryl J. Williams mail,

    MerylJWilliams@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Census of Marine Life, 17 Agnew Street, Aspley, Qld, 4034 Australia

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  • Jesse Ausubel,

    Affiliation: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Ian Poiner,

    Affiliation: Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Marine Science, and Chair, Census of Marine Life Scientific Steering Committee, Townsville, Australia

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  • Serge M. Garcia,

    Affiliation: Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Census of Marine Life, Via Perdasdefogu, 14, 00050 Aranova, Roma, Italy

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  • D. James Baker,

    Affiliation: Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Census of Marine Life, 8031 Seminole Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA

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  • Malcolm R. Clark,

    Affiliation: Principal Scientist (Deepwater Fisheries), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Heather Mannix,

    Affiliation: Census of Marine Life International Secretariat, The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington DC, United States of America

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  • Kristen Yarincik,

    Affiliation: Census of Marine Life International Secretariat, The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington DC, United States of America

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  • Patrick N. Halpin

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: October 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000531
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Meryl J. Williams
Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Census of Marine Life, 17 Agnew Street, Aspley, Qld, 4034 Australia
Jesse Ausubel
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, New York, United States of America
Ian Poiner
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Marine Science, and Chair, Census of Marine Life Scientific Steering Committee, Townsville, Australia
Serge M. Garcia
Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Census of Marine Life, Via Perdasdefogu, 14, 00050 Aranova, Roma, Italy
D. James Baker
Member, Scientific Steering Committee, Census of Marine Life, 8031 Seminole Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA
Malcolm R. Clark
Principal Scientist (Deepwater Fisheries), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand
Heather Mannix, Kristen Yarincik
Census of Marine Life International Secretariat, The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington DC, United States of America
Patrick N. Halpin
Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: MerylJWilliams@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors are members of the Census of Marine Life partnership through its Scientific Steering Committee (members and ex-officio members), International Secretariat and projects. The Public Library of Science has also received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to develop a Biodiversity Hub, which will feature some content from the Census of Marine Life.