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Continuous Monitoring Data Sharing Strategy

Under the Open Water Initiative, EPA and its many data partners are collaborating to evaluate the long-term solution for storing and sharing continuous water quality data. Moreover, EPA funded this project to define a practical strategy for integrating continuous monitoring data into a sensor sharing network. This project includes research and review of available standards, technologies and activities relevant to:

  • management of continuous monitoring data;
  • interviews with organizations already working with such data; and
  • ongoing interactions with a stakeholder group representing potential contributors and users of this data.
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