Regulators have needs for comprehensive, easy to understand, and rapidly accessible resources.To meet these needs, the Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS; www.dosits.org) Team will be developing targeted resources over the next 18 months. To best serve the regulatory community, the team has created a brief survey designed to identify high priority topics and resource formats. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All members of the international regulatory community (government employees, federal and state contractors, NGO employees, and industry representatives that deal with underwater sound and/or marine animals) are encouraged to complete the survey. Your responses will directly influence the development of these new resources, which will be publically available on the DOSITS website.
To complete the DOSITS Needs Assessment for the Regulatory Community, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/regulatoryneeds. Please be sure to answer all survey questions, if possible.
Many thanks to those of you that have already participated in this survey. Please remember, if you started the survey, but discontinued your efforts for whatever reason, as long as you are on the same computer/machine on which you started things, you should be able to log back in and complete your survey.
The survey will remain open until May 30, 2014. However, we would appreciate your completion of the survey as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or problems with the survey, please contact Holly Morin (m("mail.uri.edu","holly_morin");">). Thank you for helping us help you!
Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS; www.dosits.org) is a comprehensive, educational website on underwater sound, designed to provide accurate scientific information at levels appropriate for all audiences, including regulators and policy-makers