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Title Water quality metadatabase for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
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Department of Interior Secretarial Order 3289 established a Department-wide approach for applying scientific tools to increase understanding of climate change and to coordinate an effective response to its impacts on tribes and on the land, water, ocean, fish and wildlife, and cultural heritage resources that the Department manages. Working at the landscape, regional, and national scales through the establishment of DOI Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, the Department is defining and implementing a vision that integrates DOI science and management expertise with that of our partners, providing information and best management practices available to support strategic adaptation and mitigation efforts on both public and private lands across the U.S. and internationally. In FY 2010, the Southeast Coast Network received additional program funds to (a) expand monitoring efforts that will improve understanding of the effects of climate change on park resources, and (b) expand partnerships with other federal, state, academic, and NGO institutions to conduct resource conservation within the context of the DOI-led Landscape Conservation Cooperatives program. As a part of this effort, the Georgia Coastal Research Council developed a metadata-level database of existing water quality monitoring programs across the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (SALCC) geographic range. Specific objectives of this project were to expand the SECN's coastal metadatabase project to: 1. Incorporate water quality metadata information from national databases into the database. 2. Identify project partners from the region, and work with them to provide descriptions of water quality sampling programs. 3. Enter water quality metadata for new programs. 4. Host the database and web portal until such time as it can be transferred to NPS. This report describes the updates that were made to the system and the website since the original project, summarizes the results of each project objective, and includes a discussion of challenges faced in meeting those objectives.

Contributors Merryl Alber, Wade M. Sheldon, Christine Laporte and Travis Douce

Alber, M., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C. and Douce, T. 2012. Water quality metadatabase for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. In: Natural Resource Report NPS/SECN/NRRó2012/581. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Key Words database, LTER-IMC, metadata, SALCC, water quality, web portal
File Date 2012
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.