A main objective of this new contract is to build on Monitoring Methods project, specifically the web application we built to help regional scientists and researchers document and share their monitoring protocols, methods, metrics, and indicators. The current site is available at: monitoringmethods.org
This new contract also builds on some requirements analysis work we recently wrapped up for Oregon State University’s (OSU) Statistics Department related to developing a web application to support monitoring projects based on a “master sample” of sites regularly distributed along a stream network. Such monitoring projects are both cost effective and have relatively high statistical power, and therefore are becoming the preferred approach for funders looking to maximize their investments in regional monitoring.
The purpose of the Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP) is to provide a forum for coordinating state, federal, and tribal aquatic habitat and salmonid monitoring programs. More about pnamp.org.