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THE "ITAFISH" CASE STUDY Table of Contents

DECISION-SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR FISHERIES

The "ITAFISH" case study

STUDIES AND REVIEWS
N.72

GENERAL FISHERIES COMMISSION
FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

by
Salvatore Coppola
Fishery Resource Officer
FAO Fisheries Department
and
Daniela Crossetti
Research Scientist
Istituto Centrale per la Ricerca scientifica e tecnologica Applicata al Mare
Rome


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Contents

PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 Fisheries and aquaculture as renewable resources

1.2 Information requirements

2. ORIGIN OF THE PROJECT

3. ITALIAN INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT

4. REFERENCE AREA

4.1 The Mediterranean

4.2 The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

4.3 Regional projects that can be associated with ITAFISH

4.3.1 MEDFISH

4.3.2 SIPAM

4.3.3 COPEMED

5. OBJECTIVES

5.1 Background

5.2 Specific objectives

6. PROJECT CRITERIA

6.1 Grid type model

6.2 Users and suppliers of information

6.3 Organisation of the information

6.4 Codification system

6.5 Modular structure

6.6 Expandability

7. CONTENTS

7.1 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

7.2 DOCUMENTATION

7.3 INFORMATION

7.4 STATISTICS

7.5 BIOSPECIES

7.6 INFRASTRUCTURES

7.7 LEGISLATION

7.8 SUPPLIERS

7.9 GRAPHIC SUPPORT

7.10 LINKS AND CONNECTIONS

8. TECHNICAL INFORMATION

8.1 Use

8.1.1 Access levels

8.1.2 Means of distribution and access

8.1.3 Operational language

8.2 Technical structure

8.2.1 Software configuration

8.2.2 Hardware platform

8.3 Graphics and publicity

8.4 Location

9. TRAINING

10. WORK PLAN

10.1 Operating phases

10.2 Variations to the initial project

11. RESOURCES

11.1 Financial resources

11.2 Human resources

11.3 Computer resources

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ANNEX