A critical component of Delta WIN is sharing data and information to ensure that data integration and infrastructure advance the use of scientific data to help with natural resource management. To advance this goal, “Delta Environmental Data for the Understanding of a California Estuary (DEDUCE)”, is creating an estuary-wide data repository by expanding the existing San Francisco Bay Regional Data Center to include water quality data from the Delta. This effort is building on existing efforts, integrating Delta science in a transparent manner, accelerating the discovery of new information, and enhancing communication of these discoveries. This project is accomplishing these actions through increasing access to accurate, accessible and synthesized data for scientists, decision makers and the public.
(Copyright Niles Kynett 2012)