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Integrated Monitoring Networks Workgroup

Scope and Purpose

Manage CBP monitoring networks and coordinate with additional networks to address the new Chesapeake Watershed Agreement.

The CBP currently manages several water-quality monitoring networks including a watershed network and several estuary networks (water quality and SAV). The networks are complex with multiple partners collecting data. There is additional monitoring that needs to be conducted to address the outcomes of the new Bay Agreement. The STAR will work with the CBP Goal Teams to assess existing networks or identify gaps that can be utilized to assess the new outcomes.

The use of Citizen monitoring will be examined to help meet the expanded monitoring needs and applied as appropriate. STAR has begun the process to assess monitoring designs and coordination through the Building And Sustaining Integrated Networks (BASIN) process. The initial work is to evaluate the water-quality networks, followed by assessing options to address monitoring needed for outcomes in the new Bay Agreement.


  • Peter Tango (Coordinator), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Lea Rubin (Staff), Chesapeake Research Consortium

  • Eva Bailey, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Rich Batiuk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Carin Bisland, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal
  • Joel Blomquist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Dan Boward, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Lucretia Brown, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Mark Brush, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Claire Buchanan, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
  • Doug Chambers, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Peter Claggett, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Sally Claggett, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
  • Ben Cole, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Simon Costanzo, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Dan Dauer, Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • Wayne Davis , U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
  • Bill Dennison, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Melinda Ehrich, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Chris Eng, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Richard Eskin, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Michelle Everson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Carl Friedrichs, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Sherm Garrison, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Andy Gavin , Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
  • Rebecca Golden, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Jennifer Greiner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Jennifer Gundersen, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • George Harman, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Carlton Haywood, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
  • Robert M. Hirsch, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • William Hunley, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
  • Ken Hyer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Fred Irani, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Cindy Johnson, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Renee Karrh, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Jonathan Kellogg, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)
  • Heath Kelsey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Bryan King, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Ron Klauda, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Richard Lacouture, Morgan State University
  • Jurate Landwehr, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Michael Lane, Old Dominion University (ODU)
  • Mike Langland, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Jackie Lendrum, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Mary Ellen Ley, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Roberto Llanso, Versar
  • Elizabeth Maclin, Trout Unlimited
  • Mike Mallonee, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
  • Kevin McGonigal, Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
  • Larry Merrill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
  • Bruce Michael, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Leopoldo Miranda, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Hassan Mirsajadi, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Matt Monroe, West Virginia Department of Agriculture
  • Ken Moore, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Doug Moyer, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Andrew Muller, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Diana Muller, South River Federation
  • Andrea Nagel, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)
  • Marcia Olson, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Tom Parham, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Bob Paul, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Elgin Perry, Independent Consultant
  • Scott Phillips, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Charles Poukish, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Sara Powell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Tony Prochaska, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Molly Pulket, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Adam Rettig, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Bill Richardson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
  • Tish Robertson, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Bill Romano, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Mark Secrist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Tony Shaw, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Gary Shenk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Rick Shertzer, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Local Government Advisory Committee
  • Nicoline Shulterbrandt, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)
  • Brian Smith , Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Donald Smith, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Jen Stanhope, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
  • Shatika Starks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
  • Rich Starr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Roger Stewart , Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Scott Stranko, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Peter Tango, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Larry Towle, Delaware Department of Agriculture
  • Mark Trice, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Bruce Vogt, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Cathy Wazniak, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Don Weller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • Caroline Wicks,
  • Amy Williams, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • John Wirts, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
  • Amy Wolfe, Trout Unlimited
  • Bob Wood, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Guido Yactayo, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)

Past Meetings & Events

  • January 9, 2014 - January TMAW Conference Call

  • R Statistics Course: Lesson 5

    A Recording of this Lesson is available here: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/p2p4l3iidoc/

    Lesson 5 Materials:

    R Statistics Course: Lesson 4

    A recording of this lesson is available here: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/p7wacvmkkow/

    Below are Materials from Lesson 4.

    R Statistics Course: Lesson 3

    A recording of this lesson is available here: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/p6czned960r/

    Below are Materials from Lesson 3.

    R Statistics Course: Lesson 2

    A recording of this lesson is available here: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/p2so6u7mli4/

    Below are Materials from Lesson 2.

    R Statistics Course: Lesson 1

    Members of the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Community are engaging in a course on R statistics software. This is a closed group.

    If you have any questions, contact Lea Rubin (lrubin@chesapeakebay.net).

     

    Below are Materials from Lesson 1.

    Rbits are short Do-it-yourself lessons for practice between Lessons with Elgin Perry.

    Interim Guidance for Nontidal Network (NTN) WY2013 Field Blank and Duplicate Sample Collection

    INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR NONTIDAL NETWORK WY2013 FIELD BLANK AND DUPLICATE SAMPLE COLLECTION
    Draft ­ Jan. 28, 2013

    The Nontidal Data Upload and Evaluation Tool (DUET) will include pre‐programmed subroutines to generate
    statistical measures of the completeness, precision and bias of nontidal network (NTN) monitoring data. These
    statistics will enhance the ability of end users to comprehend, use and defend the data.

    Programming for the required or “expected” number and types of water quality (WQ) and quality control
    (QC) samples, as originally determined by the Nontidal Workgroup, has been difficult due to: 1)
    insufficient detail in the guidance and 2) implementation differences among agencies, such as the
    collection of additional WQ samples and different types of QC samples.

    Therefore, the following “interim” guidance is intended to overcome these difficulties for the collection
    and reporting of WY2013 nontidal data.



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