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Sound data management as a foundation for natural resources management and science

Fact Sheet 2011-3038

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Abstract

Effective decision making is closely related to the quality and completeness of available data and information. Data management helps to ensure data quality in any discipline and supports decision making. Managing data as a long-term scientific asset helps to ensure that data will be usable beyond the original intended application. Emerging issues in water-resources management and climate variability require the ability to analyze change in the conditions of natural resources over time. The availability of quality, well-managed, and documented data from the past and present helps support this requirement.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sound data management as a foundation for natural resources management and science
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3038
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N