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Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual (Page 1)

Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual

Caroline Donovan, Dylan Taillie, Alexandra Fries, Brianne Walsh, Emily Nastase ·
1 February 2018

Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative's Data Interpretation and Synthesis Methods Manual is a step by step comprehensive guide to interpreting and communicating data for beginner and experienced monitoring groups alike. This manual was produced to be used in tandem with a hands on workshop that guides attendees through the process of interpreting their data.

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Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations (Page 1)

Creating a matrix for cross-goal collaborations

Caroline Donovan, Alexandra Fries, Suzanne Webster, Dylan Taillie ·
16 November 2017

This poster describes an indicator matrix developed by the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative. The matrix demonstrates the overlapping objectives between the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Strategies and volunteer monitoring groups. The matrix can enhance understanding and inspire more monitoring, which will be used for restoration across all Bay Program goals (i.e., clean water, abundant life, conserved lands, and engaged communities).

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Tidal water quality indicator factsheets (Page 1)

Tidal water quality indicator factsheets

Caroline Donovan, Suzanne Webster, Alexandra Fries ·
18 April 2017

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC), as part of the Indicator Effectiveness Matrix objective, produced 12 factsheets describing 14 tidal water quality indicators. These indicators are part of the CMC's tidal water quality Quality Assurance Project Plan and Method Manuals. The factsheets are intended for nontraditional and volunteer monitoring groups to include as part of their water quality monitoring programs as education materials for their volunteers.

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