WGSMART is devoted to overseeing and advising on the improvements needed to make SmartDots a fully functional tool for age reading and maturity staging exchanges,workshops and training exercises.
SmartDots is a platform for quality assurance of biological parameters as input for stock assessments. The focus of the group will be to prioritize recommendations, issues, and requests for improvements from end users. Feedback from the users will be compiled by WGSMART and appropriate actions with assigned responsibilities will be listed and prioritised.
User manuals will be updated by WGSMART, and the group will also identify and facilitate training and outreach requirements.
The group works in close collaboration with the Working Group on Biological Parameters(WGBIOP). The two groups will work together to identify future opportunities for development of SmartDots as a quality assurance platform.