Draft Details

Designation:R103
Source:CSA
Review start date:May 10, 2022
Review end date:Jul 9, 2022
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1  Overview

This Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the sharing of data collected at hydrometeorological monitoring stations, and considers the use of equipment and software for doing so. The Standard includes consideration, and any requirements or recommendations thereof, of the following elements:

• The maturity of related networks;
• Existing or planned data sharing policy and agreements;
• Reporting formats;
• Geospatial and temporal referencing;
• Data validation;
• Data transparency;
• Data transfer and interchange;
• Flagging of data, including estimated, aggregated, and unchecked data; and
• Intellectual property of shared data

This Standard does not cover the collection and presentation of hydrometeorological data.

1.2  Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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