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Skeena River Estuary Assessment Supplemental: Data Quality Assessment


The report details the data quality assessment (DQA) that was undertaken to systematically and objectively review the quality of the data used for the Skeena River Estuary Assessment. A novel set of criteria was developed, specifically designed for this project. The criteria were applied to each of the datasets chosen for the assessment to generate overall DQA scores, which reflected the relevance and scientific quality of each individual dataset.

The Skeena River Estuary Assessment: Technical Report, provides in depth technical and methodological detail on the assessment.

A complementary document, The Skeena River Estuary – A Snapshot of Current Status and Condition, presents a summary of the main results of the estuary assessment, including maps which display the spatial data used in the assessment and the status of individual estuary indicators.