Guidance for Implementing Successful Data Management and Sharing & New Data Steward Resources online

GUIDANCE FOR IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL DATA MANAGEMENT & SHARING: The guidance (formerly referred to as the Roadmap)has been recommended by the PNAMP Steering Committee as a formal PNAMP guidance document. It summarizes five activities that are important to successful handling of aquatic monitoring data: 1) Describe protocols, 2) Standardize data processing, 3) Develop metadata,Use common terminology, and 5) Plan for data sharing. The document is intended to serve people that deal with data management and sharing at all levels - from policy to day-to-day stewardship. You can download the guidance at:

DATA STEWARD RESOURCES: We have new web-resources available to help those who do the day-to-day work of managing aquatic data resources or who are working to develop plans and policies to do so. Take a look at the Data Steward Resource page. PNAMP will post documents and presentations that we believe to be useful to data stewards and managers. If you have material you would like to share, please contact PNAMP Coordinator Jen Bayer( to arrange for posting the material.