Pacific DataStream launches

Pacific DataStream is live!

Launching at the Environmental Flows Conference in Kelowna, our latest regional hub already holds millions of water quality data points from across British Columbia and the Yukon, all open and available for anyone to explore and download. Explore monitoring results from rivers, lakes, and streams, covering a range of parameters, from temperature and dissolved oxygen to lab-analyzed data like nutrients and metals.

DataStream is Canada’s open access platform for sharing water data. Over 260 organizations currently share water quality data on DataStream, including community-based monitoring groups, Indigenous governments and organizations, watershed organizations, governments, and researchers.

Join our Data Drive

The launch of Pacific DataStream is just the start – if you collect water quality data in British Columbia or the Yukon, then we would love to work with you. Join local and regional monitoring groups who are expanding the audience for their data by sharing it on Pacific DataStream, so that it can be accessed and used by communities, researchers, and policy makers.

There’s extra help available for water monitoring groups and researchers publishing their data on DataStream’s open access platform. Check out DataStream’s learning centre to access helpful how-to-guides and resources for data contributors and seekers alike. And, our team of dedicated Data Specialists, Mary Kruk and Nell Libera, are here to answer all your questions and provide practical support to make it easy to share your data online.

Book a session with Mary or Nell to get started today.

We’re also sending groups that contribute data before November 1 a DataStream gift pack, including a printed copy of our Monitor’s Guide to Water Quality.

With Pacific DataStream up and running, we look forward to working with leaders across the region to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration, so our waters remain healthy for generations to come.

Thank you to all the water monitors, partners, and collaborators who helped make Pacific DataStream a reality.