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The 2012 User's Guide to CBP Biological Monitoring Data

Published: June 01, 2012

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Chesapeake Data Enterprise (CDE) formerly the Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS). It provides information on:

  • Currently available Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) biological monitoring and geographic information system (GIS) databases;
  • Procedures for obtaining biological monitoring data online from the CBP- Bay Resource Library, online from other program partner web sitess, or directly from the Living Resources Data Manager and/or Living Resources GIS specialists;
  • CIMS/CDE standards for publishing data to the public, including field names, attributes, and data dictionary tables;
  • Guidance for organizations submitting biological data directly to the CBPO data center;
  • Guidance for data usage and ecosystem indicator metrics.

Download: Electronic Version
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