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Data Management

Volunteers sampling reefs at Kaloko-Honokōhau NHP
A blue starfish on coral reef at NP of American Samoa

The collection of data from natural resource science activities is the first step to understanding the ecosystem within and around park boundaries. With this data, park managers are able to make informed decisions about the natural resources in the park for National Park Service planning, management, and decision-making.

To preserve the integrity, utility, security, and availability of data for the long-term, the Pacific Island Network actively manages its data and information. Detailed procedures regarding the management of data and information may be found in the PACN Data Management Plan.

To facilitate scientific exploration and research, all non-sensitive data is available to the public for use and analysis. Tabular and spatial data, reports, publications, and metadata are available at the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA) portal. Project databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, metadata, reports, and publications are regularly uploaded to the site. A number of digital documents, such as protocols, are also available for download from the Reports and Publications page.


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