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Main Title Integrating the Nation's Environmental Monitoring and Research Networks and Programs: A Proposed Framework.
CORP Author National Science and Technology Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Publisher Mar 1997
Year Published 1997
Stock Number PB2001-103149
Additional Subjects Environmental monitoring ; Natural resources management ; Research programs ; Science and technology ; Networks ; Outcomes ; Ecosystems ; Government policies ; Integration ; Implementation ; International cooperation ; Global aspects ; Economic growth ; Technology transfer ; Information technology ; Technology innovations ; Trends ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2001-103149 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 118p
Environmental monitoring is the foundation for the scientific information necessary to make wise decisions key to meeting the twin goals of continued vigorous economic growth and preservation of our magnificent natural heritage for generations to come. Environmental monitoring must also be available to the public to inform them and facilitate their participation in our democracy. The knowledge we gain from improved monitoring of our rivers, forests, oceans and air is the knowledge we need to make informed decisions. This understanding is one of the pillars of our bridge to the twenty-first century. This report proposes a national framework for integrating environmental monitoring and related research on the Nation's ecological systems and resources. The framework links systematic observations and monitoring of ecological systems and resources with predictive modeling and process research. This linkage will provide the information needed to improve documentation of status and trends in the ecosystems and natural resources of the United States. Integration of our environmental monitoring and research networks will also provide the knowledge base required for selecting management approaches that ensure ecosystem and resource sustainability.