Providing the most up-to-date list of science needs from across the partnership

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What is the Science Needs Database?

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has developed the Strategic Science and Research Framework (SSRF) to consistently identify, assess, and update both the short-term and long-term science needs of the partnership, which is continually updated and stored in the Science Needs Database.

What does the database include?

The database provides the most up-to-date list of science needs from across the partnership and additional information on each need, such as a detailed description, status, and engaged or potential resources identified to address the need.

How are science needs identified?

Science needs captured in this database are identified for each outcome under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 1) by CBP Goal Implementation Teams (GITs) as necessary to make progress toward their respective goals and outcomes, 2) through the CBP’s adaptive management Strategy Review System (SRS), and 3) from partnership resources such as CBP’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) workshop report recommendations and GIT Funding project deliverables.

Who is the intended audience?

CBP uses this database to engage stakeholders, identify opportunities to better align or evolve resources, update activities and workgroups to address needs, and inform STAC of research priorities. This database can also be used by science providers to identify projects or collaborations of interest on which to engage the CBP. Science providers can represent a wide range of entities including, but not limited to, academic institutions, federal and state agencies, local entities, non-profit organizations, and community science programs.