Data Sharing Agreements
When gathering data in collaboration with partners, including scientists, local communities, resource managers and government agencies, our Alaka'i Members have learned to develop a Data Sharing Agreement to prioritize the protection and respect of community knowledge and cultural values. More on Data Sharing Agreements is made available in Activity 4.2 of the Mālama I Ke Kai: Community Action Guide, when finalized. Some basic guidelines include:
One of the goals of the Maui Nui Makai Network is to grow community makai (seaward) management to every moku (district) in Maui Nui. Here we offer some tools and values that have helped our community groups organize and move into action towards makai management, and invite you to read and share this information with your communities. Please contact the Network Coordinator with any questions.
Photo credit: Alana Yurkanin/TNC (header); Maui Nui Makai Network (beach data sheet photo); Maui Nui Makai Network (underwater survey photo)