Pacific DataStream Beta website is now live!

We’re thrilled to be bringing DataStream to the pacific region. While work is still underway to fully develop Pacific DataStream, we now have a space to welcome monitoring groups and share information on DataStream’s newest regional hub!

What is DataStream?

DataStream is an open data platform for accessing, visualizing and sharing Western scientific water and sediment quality data. And it’s free and open for anyone to use.

Digitally secure and scientifically robust, DataStream ensures that water datasets are findable, accessible, interoperable and (re)usable, now and into the future.

You can learn more about the core principles guiding the development of DataStream’s open data platform in our Data Governance Policy.

Publishing data on DataStream

We work with water monitoring initiatives and organizations of all kinds that want to share their data openly, including:

  • Community-based monitoring groups
  • Watershed associations
  • Indigenous organizations and governments
  • Municipal, Provincial/Territorial and Federal governments
  • Academic researchers and consultants

Data contributors maintain ownership of their data and control over what data they choose to publish on the system.

Read this post to learn more about using Pacific DataStream to publish your data.

Connecting with other data systems

We know that British Columbia and Yukon are active regions in terms of water monitoring and the systems used to manage, share and analyze data.

As in other regions where we work, building connections across data systems is essential to our collective success in building a robust data sharing ecosystem.

Some examples of the connections between DataStream and other systems include:

Data import:

  • Water Rangers data platform
  • Province of British Columbia Environmental Monitoring System

Data discovery:

  • Google dataset search
  • Federated Research Data Repository
  • DataCite

In addition, DataStream’s API allows other tools to pull data from DataStream for analysis and reporting.

Please contact us with any inquiries about connecting with other data systems.

Collaboration in action

DataStream’s mission is to promote knowledge sharing and advance collaborative water stewardship so our waters remain healthy for generations to come.

We are so excited to now be working in the Pacific region and are here to answer any questions as we get things rolling.

Throughout 2022, we’ll be actively working with water monitoring organizations to upload data to Pacific DataStream in advance of its official launch next year.

Stay tuned for more details!

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