Services

Here are the services offered by the CMC Service Providers. Once you fill out an application for assistance, your CMC service provider will work with you to determine which services your group needs.

Study Design Workshops

Prior to developing a monitoring program it is essential to think through the scientific process and the steps necessary to create a program where the data collected match the monitoring objectives.  The choices you make about your monitoring program will be documented in a written monitoring plan.

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Water Quality Training

All monitoring groups/volunteer monitors are required to attend a water quality monitoring certification workshop held by a CMC service provider or a certified trainer before they begin collecting water quality data for the CMC.

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Benthic Training

Benthic Macroinvertebrates are a biological indicator that give a holistic view of a freshwater stream’s water quality. All groups interested in benthic monitoring must attend a biological monitoring workshop and become certified monitors.

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Methods and QA Review

The CMC team will review methods manuals and QA procedures of active monitoring groups in order to designate a tier and integrate the group into the CMC database

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Data Interpretation

Interpreting the monitoring data that your group is collecting is an essential part of understanding your ecosystem.

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Tier 3 Tidal Water Quality Monitoring

Tier III groups must demonstrate that they meet the sampling and analytical requirements of the CBP Methods and QA, which must be documented in a separate QAPP.

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Data Explorer

The Chesapeake Data Explorer is a portal to all of the data collected through the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative.

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