Data, Data, and More Data: Managing and Making Sense of Data from Existing PNW Salmon and Habitat Monitoring Programs

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Data, Data, and More Data: Managing and Making Sense of Data from Existing PNW Salmon and Habitat Monitoring Programs

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dc.contributor.author Volk, Carol J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-28T23:11:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-28T23:11:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/16419
dc.description.abstract Carol Volk will present an introduction to managing and understanding data. She will cover the following topics: 1. What is data? 2. Where is all the data? 3. What do we do with it? 4. Is it useful? As examples, she reviews two case studies: the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Monitoring Program (ISEMP) John Day water quality project, data dictionaries and the Pacific Northwest Salmon Habitat Restoration Project Tracking Database (http://webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/portal/page?_pageid=33,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL), and project coordination: restoration and project placement in Middle Fork John Day (MFJD) basin. 5. Should we do something with it? 6. Steps forward: making old and new data useful. Finally, she concludes with the following observations and recommendations: 1. The current methods of storing data are inefficient for regional analyses and conclusions. 2. Current datasets can be useful but take time. 3. Start small: organize once and analyze a thousand times. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Volk Consulting. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Washington Water Center en_US
dc.subject data collection en_US
dc.subject databases en_US
dc.subject data analysis en_US
dc.subject monitoring en_US
dc.subject salmon en_US
dc.subject Salmonidae en_US
dc.subject habitat conservation en_US
dc.subject Pacific States en_US
dc.title Data, Data, and More Data: Managing and Making Sense of Data from Existing PNW Salmon and Habitat Monitoring Programs en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US


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