|dc.identifier.citation||Sigman, 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||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||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
The best practices for successful CBM
programs that emerged from the workshop
• 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 to manage the program, to be
responsive to community needs, and to meet
the scientific needs of the intended users of
• Data collection, analysis, and management:
The methods are scientifically defensible.
The community has been consulted about
appropriate methods for data analysis
and dissemination and their involvement
in these aspects of the program is clearly
The methods are feasible and appropriate
to the capability and culture of the
A strategy for recruiting, training, and
retaining data collectors is in place.
Data and data products will be accessible
to potential data users, including the
community or community partners.
Sensitive data (e.g., Traditional
Knowledge, subsistence and other harvest
data) and intellectual property rights are
recognized and protected.
A long-term plan is in place for data and
metadata management and archival.
• Communication is planned throughout the
program that is appropriate to the partners
in terms of both methods and frequency.
• A strategy is in place for evaluating
objectives and outcomes related to data
collection, data quality, sustained
participation, and benefits to the community
• The program is or will be managed
adaptively; i.e., information gained through
evaluation and assessment will be used to
improve the program.
• An exit strategy is in place in case objectives
are met or opportunities for continuation and
expansion are exhausted.||en_US
|dc.description.sponsorship||Alaska Sea Grant Program||en_US
|dc.publisher||Alaska Sea Grant College Program||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Alaska Sea Grant Program;SG-ED-78||
|dc.rights||CC0 1.0 Universal||*
|dc.title||Community-based monitoring of Alaska’s coastal and ocean environment : best practices for linking Alaska citizens with science.||en_US
|dc.description.methodologyType||Specification of criteria||en_US