With apologies for cross-posting Information Management Public Lecture Series [Public Lecture banner.jpg] [Public Lecture_Richard Grainger (200w)_LowRes.jpg]How Does Information Influence Policy? The Role of Fishery Organizations in Policy-Making for Fisheries Dr. Richard Grainger Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome Friday, September 20 at 11:45 am Rowe Management Building Room 3089 Abstract The lecture will consider the importance of scientific information for policy development and decision making, drawing upon experience at national, regional, and global levels. It will address questions relating to information production, information use, strategies for promoting awareness, and challenges facing the dissemination use and influence of information. An example of a new approach to information collation and dissemination will be presented. Biography From 1998 to May 2013, Dr. Richard Grainger was Chief of Statistics and Information in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) based in Rome. In that position, he headed the Department's programmes on fishery information management and dissemination and on global fishery statistics, and was Editor-in-Chief of many editions of FAO's flagship publication The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. From 1992 to 1998, he was Senior Fishery Statistician in charge of FAO's global statistics programme of fishery and aquaculture production, trade, fish consumption, fishing fleets, and employment. Prior to his appointment at FAO, Dr. Grainger was Fisheries Secretary at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) where he led the Secretariat's programme on stock assessment and fisheries management advice for the Northeast Atlantic from 1989 to 1992. Dr. Grainger began his career at the national level as a fishery research scientist at the Fisheries Research Centre in Ireland (1977-1989) working mainly on ichthyoplankton surveys, stock assessment, and fisheries management advice. He holds a Bachelor's degree in natural science, a Master's in quantitative ecology and population dynamics, and a Doctorate in fisheries oceanography. For more information about the lecture contact Bertrum MacDonald ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 494-2472).