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1 Presented by Hanan R. Al-Dahmi Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research NSTIC/ISD November, 2012

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3 ASFA Partners : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) United Nations Environnent Programme (UNEP) International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) World Fish Center The World Conservation Union(IUCN) Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

4 Subject coverage: Aquaculture Aquatic organisms Aquatic pollution Brackish water environments Conservation Environmental quality Fisheries Freshwater environments Limnology Marine biotechnology Marine environments Meteorology Oceanography Policy and legislation Wildlife management

5 ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Database This database provides extensive coverage of research on aquatic organisms for scientists researching the world's living aquatic resources. Marine, freshwater and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, and legal, policy and socioeconomic issues. The database Included sub-databases :

6 Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources This database provides extensive coverage of basic and applied research on aquatic organisms for scientists involved in the cooperative management of the world's living aquatic resources. All aspects of marine, freshwater and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including information on biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, exploitation of living resources and related legal, policy and socioeconomic issues.

7 Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-Living Resources This database contains aquatic resources provided by a growing international network of information centers monitoring over 5,000 serial publications, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature. ASFA is a component of the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS), formed by four United Nations agency sponsors of ASFA and a network of international and national partners.

8 Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality This database is the only abstracts journal devoted exclusively to research and policy on the contamination of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and estuaries. ASFA 3 contains information that will prove essential to specialists who deal in any capacity with aquatic environments and marine pollution problems, including biologists, oceanographers, limnologists, environmental engineers and scientists, industrial engineers, waste managers, corporate regulatory affairs managers and government officials.

9 Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 4: Aquaculture Abstracts This specialized database specifically selects its widely dispersed aquaculture-related information by focusing on studies related to improving and augmenting aquatic yields. The records included provide comprehensive information on cultivating marine, freshwater and brackish water species. With the extensive information resources of the international ASFA partnership behind it, ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts provides specific, unparalleled coverage of the planned management of aquatic organisms.

10 Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 5: Marine Biotechnology Abstracts is the one database that assembles the findings from investigations on increased production of seafood, in the development of new therapeutic drugs, in the engineering of microbes that digest and remove environmental and marine pollutants and in launching myriad ventures having immense economic benefit.

11 Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Oceanic Abstracts 6 This database is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. It focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. ProQuest Deep Indexing: Aquatic Sciences ProQuest Deep Indexing provides searching of indexed figures, tables, graphs, maps, charts and other illustrations from scholarly journals

12 In our demo we are going to show : ASFA Interface How to search ASFA Database What to do with the out put retrieved My Research Tags Access point :

13 THANKS


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