Webinars

Dive Into Data: 2021 Webinar Series

Community-Based Water Monitoring: How do we move from data to action?

Community-Based Water Monitoring: How do we move from data to action?

Join our panelists as they share their insights and experience, from monitoring within Indigenous rights-based frameworks, to identifying nutrient loading hotspots and filling critical data gaps. 

With Alice Cohen, Acadia University; Shanna Fredericks, Coastal Action; Melody Lepine, Mikisew Cree First Nation; and Chelsea Lobson, Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 1 pm (EDT)

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Standardizing Water Quality Data: Is it worth the headache? - with Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation Thursday April 22, 2021 | 12-1pm Eastern

Standardizing Water Quality Data: Is it worth the headache?

Spoiler Alert: It is! Significant investments are made in collecting water quality data, and how that data is reported, organized and shared has a lasting impact on how (or even if) it can be used. Based on the WQX Standard for the Exchange of Water Quality Data, DataStream’s upload template is designed to support data reporting best practices and harmonization of data from diverse sources. In this webinar we’ll provide an inside look at why we do things the way we do, and walk participants through each of the key elements of DataStream’s template for formatting water quality data. 

With Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12 - 1pm (EDT)

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DataStream Online Training - With Mary Kruk and Patrick LeClair, Data Specialists, The Gordon Foundation  Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1 - 2pm (EDT)

DataStream Online Training

Join us for a deep dive into DataStream's latest and greatest features. From how to upload and update datasets, to navigating the search map and filters to find the data you need, we'll be reviewing the nuts and bolts of how DataStream works -- and how we're working to make it better. Bring your questions and ideas! 

With Mary Kruk and Patrick LeClair, Data Specialists, The Gordon Foundation

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1 - 2pm (EDT)

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Past Webinars

QA/QC for Water Quality Data with Megan Thompson, Aquatic Ecologist and Limnologist, Thompson Aquatic Consulting, and Mary Kruk, Water Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation  Thursday, November 26, 2020  | 12pm - 1pm (EDT)

QA/QC for Water Quality Data

Join Megan Thompson, Aquatic Ecologist and Limnologist and Mary Kruk, DataStream’s Water Data Specialist, as they navigate the QA/QC process for water quality data. This webinar is for anyone who wants to learn ways to detect errors or bias in their water quality data. Topics will include checking for outliers, how to interpret field and lab quality control data, and comparison of water quality parameters to assess your data’s accuracy.

With Megan Thompson, Aquatic Ecologist and Limnologist, Thompson Aquatic Consulting, and Mary Kruk, Water Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation

Thursday, November 26, 2020 | 12pm - 1pm (EDT)

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Excel Tips and Tricks for Working with Data with Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation  Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 12pm - 1pm (EDT)

Excel Tips and Tricks for Working with Data

Improve your Excel skills for working with data in this webinar with DataStream's Data Specialist, Patrick LeClair. Topics that will be covered include data cleaning, pivot tables, graphing and general statistics. This webinar is for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of Excel who want to get more out of their water quality data.

With Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 12pm - 1pm (EDT)

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1. Wide Dataset (.csv)

2. Long Dataset (.csv)

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Standardizing Water Quality Data with Dwane Young and Laura Shumway, US EPA  Wednesday June 24, 2020 | 1 - 2pm (EDT)

Standardizing Water Quality Data

It can be difficult to compare, integrate and reuse water quality data from diverse sources. To address this challenge, the US EPA and USGS developed the WQX schema for the exchange of water quality data, a format now used to share data collected by 400+ entities across the US. Join us to learn more about the decisions made, obstacles overcome and transformative impact that WQX has had for mobilizing water data in North America.

With Dwane Young and Laura Shumway, US EPA

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 1pm - 2pm (EDT)

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DataStream Online Training with Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation  Thursday May 21, 2020 | 11am - 12:30pm (EDT)

DataStream Online Training

Join us for a deep dive into DataStream's latest and greatest features. From how to upload and update datasets, to navigating the search map and filters to find the data you need, we'll be reviewing the nuts and bolts of how DataStream works -- and how we're working to make it better. Bring your questions and ideas!

With Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 11am - 12:30pm (EDT)

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Data Management Best Practices with Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation  Thursday April 23, 2020 | 11am - 12:30pm (EDT)

Data Management Best Practices

Data management is a key component of any water monitoring program. Join DataStream's Data Specialist, Patrick LeClair to review best practices for ensuring your data remains accessible, understandable and usable over time. Learn how to create a data management plan and practical steps for getting the most out of the data you collect.

With Patrick LeClair, Data Specialist, The Gordon Foundation

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 11am - 12:30pm (EDT)

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