Interpreting the monitoring data that your group is collecting is an essential part of understanding your ecosystem. Communicating key findings from your data is necessary for continued stakeholder engagement as well as drawing attention to values and threats in your watershed.
The CMC service providers offer a variety of data interpretation and synthesis support based on the communication and data use goals of each monitoring group. Data Interpretation workshops are provided by a CMC service provider to all organizations within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed who have collected water quality and/or benthic monitoring data for at least one year. Organizations do not have to be a CMC member to participate in Data Interpretation Workshops.
All data tier can be used during the Data Interpretation process, however, only specific Tier 2 and Tier 3 data can be used to generate report cards.