ASFA Magazine Issue 6 - call for proposals

20 Apr 2021 09:25 | Jaime Goldman (Administrator)

Dear IAMSLIC members,

We would like to invite you to contribute to the next issue of the ASFA Magazine, which is due to be published in July 2021. The theme for the next issue is: Information systems to support aquatic science, fisheries and aquaculture. The attached document provides more detail on how to submit an article, and some ideas for articles are outlined below.

If you are thinking of submitting an article, please let me know as I'm happy to provide any support or guidance. Please feel free to share this call for proposals with anyone who might be interested in writing an article - we hope to receive submissions from as many people as possible!

For reference, issue five of the ASFA magazine is available here:

Any questions or comments, please let me know.

Best wishes,

Tamsin Vicary

  • ASFA Secretariat
  • Fisheries Statistics and Information (NFIS)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

  • Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome, ITALY

  • Room F-221

  • Office telephone: +39 06 570 59000

  • Email:

Ideas for articles on Information Systems to support aquatic sciences:

  • The role of information systems in supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030, see UN Decade of Ecosystem restoration (2021-2030, see This could be a repository, database or service you use or manage that provides information relevant to either of these two decades.
  • The role of information systems if providing access to trustworthy and reputable research. In an age where people rely on search engines and social media to access information, what is the role of databases, repositories and other systems in ensuring access to reliable information? Does more need to be done to ensure the public has access to scientific information and knowledge, and how can information systems combat misinformation?
  • Meeting user needs – you could describe how an information system you use or manage meets specific user needs in the fields of aquatic science, fisheries or aquaculture. This could include use of the ASFA database at your institution.
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