Document Type

Report

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Marine Biology | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oceanography | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Physical and Environmental Geography | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Abstract

This project focuses on Long Island Sound embayments and represents an exploration of the potential for coordination among community-based water quality monitoring groups, and coordination between community-based groups and data end users, including scientists and managers. Community-based monitoring groups represent a potential valuable source of water quality information. The development of standardized protocols, training methods and reporting procedures will serve to provide end users with the confidence necessary to utilize the data collected as part of community-based monitoring programs. Both groups of stakeholders stand to benefit from this type of coordination with the ultimate benefit being a healthier, better understood Long Island Sound.