National Park Service

Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network (ERMN)

Data Management

Cutting-edge workstation used by summer field crew Cutting-edge workstation used by summer field crew

The goal of the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network Inventory and Monitoring Program is to provide useful scientific information about the status and trends of park natural resources. A comprehensive data management system is essential to achieving this goal, particularly for long-term projects that will span decades.

I&M network and national data management systems are established with the following objectives:

  • Quality: Procedures are established to identify and minimize errors at each stage of the data lifecycle.
  • Security: Data are maintained in environments that protect against loss, either due to electronic failure or poor storage conditions.
  • Longevity: While proper storage conditions, backups, and migration of data sets to current platforms and software standards are basic components of data longevity, comprehensive data documentation is equally important.
  • Availability: A primary responsibility of the Inventory and Monitoring Program is to ensure that data are available for decision-making, research, and education.

ERMN Data Management Plan

Integrated Resources Management Applications Portal (IRMA)

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