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USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities

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EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Tracking Tools

MD iMap Online Maps

MD Eyes On The Bay

Executive Order Strategy—(see "Strengthen Science" on page 108)

The USGS is also improving information management and access to Chesapeake data. The USGS is working with the CBP partners to establish a Data Enterprise, which is a system to allow users to more easily access and share information.

Enhance Decision Tools and Information Management

graphic showing the Chesapeake Bay watershed

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is developing decision-support tools to help Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partners improve efficiency and accountability when applying practices and policies to achieve their goals and carry out the Watershed Agreement.

The decision tools will help partners focus on actions that will provide the greatest benefit for water quality, habitat restoration, and land protection. The tools listed below compliment the CBP ChesapeakeStat site, which aids partners in carrying out an adaptive management decision framework. USGS tools being developed include:

The USGS is improving information management and access to Chesapeake Bay watershed data. As part of the USGS’s Core Science Systems activities, we are working to populate the agency-wide ScienceBase data catalog with published USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities datasets. A data catalog is an online searchable collection of metadata and data. The USGS is also working with CBP partners to establish a data enterprise to more easily access and share information.

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