While CMC staff works to help groups with monitoring or uploading data, they have also been working on data use and analysis. One such partnership is with Booz Allen Hamilton on a hack-a-thon to dive deep into the CMC’s 230,000+ data points to learn more about water quality across the whole watershed and what our data as a whole can tell us. What is a hack-a-thon? It is an intensive event where volunteer programmers, data analysts, and designers work together to answer questions and solve problems. Hack The Bay will be an ongoing virtual event for the entire month of August. It will explore questions about the relationships between land use and water quality, data gaps, and pollution. The CMC is excited to learn more about the Chesapeake watershed from the results of this event. If you are interested in participating, be on the lookout for an event invitation soon.