Community-based monitoring of Alaska’s coastal and ocean environment : best practices for linking Alaska citizens with science.
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A Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) workshop was convened in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 1-2, 2014. The purpose was to bring together scientists, practitioners, community members, and funders involved in CBM to identify and respond to common issues and share successful practices for CBM in Alaska. The best practices presented here are the results of presentations and discussions at the workshop. Subject areas explored included a comparison of the perspectives of diverse participants in Alaska CBM programs; designing for success; collecting, interpreting, and using scientific data and Traditional Knowledge; and measuring success. The best practices for successful CBM programs that emerged from the workshop include • The need for monitoring and the intended use of the data are clearly identified. • The program has clearly identified benefits for the community, including the involvement of youth whenever possible. • A scientist, agency, or organization is committed .....
PublisherAlaska Sea Grant College Program
Series;NrAlaska Sea Grant Program;SG-ED-78
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
Spatial CoverageAlaska waters
CitationSigman, Marilyn (ed.) (2015) Community-based monitoring of Alaska’s coastal and ocean environment : best practices for linking Alaska citizens with science. Fairbanks, AK, Alaska Sea Grant Program, 37pp. (SG-ED-78). DOI: http://doi.org/10.4027/cbmacoe.2015
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