Portage and Global Water Futures Webinar Series
Open data facilitates scientific collaboration, fosters innovation, and supports stronger and more reproducible science to inform decisions. Despite significant investments in the collection of water quality data, barriers to effective and open data sharing have hampered the ability to leverage this information to its full potential. This webinar will explore how DataStream’s open-access water data platform is addressing this challenge. Free and open for anyone to use, DataStream brings water quality monitoring data together in one place, in a consistent format – making it easier to connect results in meaningful ways. Attendees will learn about some of the key functionality of this open data repository with a focus on features that support FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data management principles.
Carolyn is the Director of the Water Program at The Gordon Foundation where she works with partners across sectors in Canada. This work focuses on improving freshwater stewardship through citizen engagement in decision-making and the use of the best available evidence. Carolyn is a passionate advocate for open data and has led the development of DataStream, an online system that provides access to information about water quality. Carolyn holds a BSc in Biology from Mount Allison University and a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Patrick is DataStream’s Data Specialist at The Gordon Foundation. In this role he works with communities and other collaborators to continually grow and improve DataStream, and online, open-access platform for sharing water quality data across Canada. Patrick has a background in water quality and data management and is passionate about working with groups across Canada to help tell their story through data to enact positive environmental change. Patrick holds a BEng in Environmental Engineering from Dalhousie University and a Diploma in Environmental Engineering from Saint Francis Xavier University.
This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.